Programme

Architecture on Film: The Competition + Q&A with Angel Borrego

Thurs 8 May 2014, 7pm

An intriguing, behind-the-scenes report of a competition between star architects Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster who have been invited to put forward designs for the future National Museum of Art of Andorra. 

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Architecture on Film: Post-producing Architecture – HLM, Habitations Légèrement Modifiées + Q&A

Thurs 13 March 2014, 7pm

An evening exploring the refurbishment of the Bois le Prêtre tower in Paris, France, by Lacaton and Vassal with Frédéric Druot, through the UK premiere of a new feature length documentary about the building process using the voices of its inhabitants. The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with the director.

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Designing with Nature: Designing with Parameters – What’s Next?

Thurs 27 February 2014, 7pm

A panel discussion exploring the future of 'designing with parameters', featuring a group of architects working with parameter tools in their daily practice.

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Designing with Nature: Michael Pawlyn Lecture

Mon 17 February 2014, 7pm

A talk by Founder and Director of Exploration Micheal Pawlyn exploring the projects featured in the exhibition, followed by a discussion with a group of multi-disciplinary respondents.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? The Future of Museum Architecture

Mon 10 February 2014 7pm

An evening exploring the social, economical and urban challenges of designing future-facing art museums. With art critic and historian, Hal Foster; Architect, Jacques Herzog; and design critic and author, Alice Rawsthorn.

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Derry~Londonderry Urban Pioneers

March - April 2014

For winter 2014 the Urban Pioneers programme is heading to Derry~Londonderry, the first national location for the programme. 

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The Two Cultures: Brian Clarke and Zaha Hadid in Conversation

Thurs 16 January 2014, 7pm

Artist Brian Clarke and acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid will use Clarke’s ‘Two Cultures’ portfolio of work as a starting point for a discussion reflecting upon architecture’s role as a mediator between the arts and sciences.

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Architecture on Film: Rybczynski – Exploring Space + Introduction by Theo Lorenz

Thurs 23 January 2014, 7pm

A selection of short films from the Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski, pioneer of experimental animated films and multimedia, accompanied by an introductory lecture by Theo Lorenz.

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House of Muses

Winner Announced

The Architecture Foundation and the Museum of London are delighted to announce GRUPPE as the winners of the House of Muses competition. The final structure will be launched during the London Festival of Architecture 2014.

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Capturing our Natural Capital

Postponed until Further Notice

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to be launching its first-ever short film competition asking fillmmakers to respond to a brief about capturing natural capital in the urban context.

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Good News From Nowhere: Halls, Buildings, Public Use

Tues 17 December 2013, 7pm

An evening panel discussion exploring village halls and other rural public buildings, featuring the current development of the Coniston Cricket Pavilion.

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Good News From Nowhere: Cows, Conservation and Controversy

Sat 14 December 2013, 2–5 pm

An afternoon session exploring the reality of running a farm, husbandry and conservation policies.  

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Good News From Nowhere: Shops, Buildings, Constructions

Wed 11 December 2013, 7pm

An evening panel discussion exploring shops and trade, local production and trans-local economies. 

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Good News From Nowhere: The Palestinian Village Of Birzeit – Cultivating Spatial Possibilities

Sat 7 December 2013, 3–5pm

The Palestinian Centre for Architectural Conservation in Palestine present a project in Birzeit village by Yara Sharif and Nasser Golzari for Riwaq.

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Good News From Nowhere: Farm Dream Up Workshop

Sat 7 December 2013, 12–3pm

An informal afternoon session to present and brainstorm ideas and ambitions for the development of places in the countryside that visitors have, have a link to, or might want to develop.

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Mapping the Elephant

December 2013 - March 2014

The Architecture Foundation is working with ten local young people to investigate Elephant and Castle, its built environment and the challenges it faces.

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John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs

Thurs 5 December 2013, 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary dialogue will this year present New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

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Good News From Nowhere: Building in the Countryside

3 – 20 December 2013

Myvillages.org and Grizedale Arts present an exhibition and accompanying events programme exploring the construction of cultural spaces in the countryside.

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Architecture on Film: Italy – The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972 + Q&A with Gaetano Pesce and Peter Lang

Thurs 28 November 2013, 7pm

Experimental films from Italy’s 70s design avant-garde (Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Gaetano Pesce, Superstudio and more) gain a rare showing on the big screen, accompanied by a special Q&A with designer and architect, Gaetano Pesce and design historian and curator, Peter Lang.

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Adaptation Lab: Adaptation Talks: Philippe Rahm

Fri 22 November 2013, 12–3pm

Join the Adaptation Lab for a relaxed lunchtime gathering in which Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA and Director at C-Lab, will lead a live online conversation with Philippe Rahm.

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Adaptation Lab: Adapting Digital Technologies to Cities

Thurs 21 November 2013, 7pm

A panel discussion bringing into dialogue leading voices from architecture, technology, urban development, computing and engineering to discuss the future of technology in our cities.

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Adaptation Lab: Adaptation Talks: Jürgen Mayer H.

Wed 20 November 2013, 12–3pm

Join the Adaptation Lab for a relaxed lunchtime gathering in which Benedict Clouette (C-Lab Research Coordinator) will lead a live online conversation with Jürgen Mayer H.

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Adaptation Lab: Architecture, Technology and the City + Q&A with Rick Robinson

Tues 19 November 2013, 7pm

Jeffrey Inaba, Founder, INABA; Director, Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab), will present C-Lab’s ongoing research into the relationship between technology and the built environment.

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Good News From Nowhere: Farms, Land Use, Landscapes

Tues 3 December 2013, 7pm

An evening exploring future visions for agricultural land use, in discussion with a select panel of speakers.

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Adaptation Lab

18–22 November 2013

Jeffrey Inaba, Founder, INABA; and Director, C-Lab) Columbia University, brings his research into technologies and physical space to the AF Project Space in the form of a week-long live laboratory of public events. 

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Futures in the Making: London School of Architecture Launch Event

Tues 12 November, 7pm

The London School of Architecture's first social event hosted in the AF Project Space.

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Futures in the Making: Tools of the Trade – Building from Uncertainties

Tues 5 November 2013, 7pm

The AF and BlackGrout lead a discussion exploring alternative avenues for architectural education.

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Futures in the Making: Tools of the Trade - Translating Crafts

Thurs 31 October 2013, 7pm

An evening with BlackGrout exploring future paths for recent architecture graduates.

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European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014

Call for Entries

The European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014, for which The Architecture Foundation is the London partner, is now open for submissions.

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Futures in the Making: The Three Ecologies

Thurs 17 October 2013, 7pm

An evening exploring the projects displayed in the Futures in the Making exhibition, in discussion with the participating graduates and respondents.

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Futures in the Making

4 October – 13 November 2013

This Autumn The Architecture Foundation presents a group exhibition showcasing speculative architectural futures explored in the work of recent architecture graduates.

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Architecture on Film: John Smith's London

Tues 24 September 2013, 7pm

A portrait of London through the eyes of artist, filmmaker and avant-garde hero John Smith, who will be with us on the evening to discuss his work and the capital, with celebrated film historian and curator, Ian Christie.

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London As It Could Be Now: Public Design Workshop

Sun 22 September 2013, 3pm

As a culmination of the London As It Could Be Now open call for portofolios, the shortlisted design teams will present proposals for sites along the tidal Thames at a public design workshop, as part of the Richard Rogers: Inside Out exhibition.

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Culture + Commerce: If I Had a Hammer... Our DIY Future – Are Cohousing and Self-Build the Answer to our Domestic Woes?

Weds 18 September 2013, 7pm

Can't afford to get on the property ladder? Perhaps building your own future is way forward. Featuring LILAC leeds, the UK's first affordable ecological cohousing project, and Hab Housing, a developer of sustainable housing with a strong focus on the custom build market, established by Kevin McCloud, and architect Silvia Ullmayer.

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Culture + Commerce: Appropriate Measures – Can Established Planning and Preservation Measures be Adapted to Protect More Radical Forms of Culture?

Weds 11 September 2013 7pm

Can the Southbank Skatepark be saved, by registering it as a Village Green? Can the London Pub be preserved through UNESCO World Heritage status? An exploration of the creative legal loopholes that might be employed to stall the city's mall-ification. 

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Culture + Commerce – Money Talks: Can we (re)design economic systems to preserve the city as a site of experimentation?

Mon 9 September 2013 7pm

Can the logic of markets be re-routed to help create an economic platform for alternative businesses? Can currency itself be used as an urban agent? And how can we make permanent the spirit of 'meanwhile' projects? Something & Son (FARM:Shop) and Josh Ryan-Collins (The Brixton Pound / New Economics Foundation) discuss free trade zones and alternative currencies.

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Viewpoint for Camley Street Natural Park

Now Open

A collaborative project with emerging Finnish architects, Aarti, Ollila & Ristola to design and build a permanent Floating Viewpoint structure for Camley Street Natural Park in London’s King’s Cross.

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Architecture Foundation Stowaway on The Floating Cinema

Sun 15 September 2013, 1 - 6.30pm

Following The Architecture Foundation’s collaboration with UP Projects on the international open call competition for the design of the Floating Cinema, the AF stowaway on the completed vessel for an afternoon of talks and screenings; on water, on the water. 

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London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames

Now on show at the Royal Academy

The AF is delighted to announce the five selected London As It Could Be Now proposals are now on show as part of the Richard Rogers: Inside Out exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts until 13 October 2013.

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The Moorings: Street to Doorstep

Shortlist announced

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to be working closely with Gallions Housing Association and selected teams to run a series of honorarium-supported design workshops.

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InsideFlows: Liz Ogbu

Tues 23 July 2013, 7pm

Celebrated urban innovator Liz Ogbu presents the Design for Reuse Primer and discusses how design can impact upon social change, and how architecture as a discipline might further expand its boundaries and capacities, in a rare UK lecture. Following her presentation, Liz will be joined in conversation by Professor Robert Mull, The Cass.

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Platterform at the Skyroom

Selected hours on Wednesdays - Saturdays, Summer 2013

Visit the AF and then enjoy relaxed drinks and sample food from London's up-and-coming restaurant entrepreneurs in our rooftop Skyroom this summer.

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InsideFlows: DIY Speaker Workshop with Technology Will Save Us

Tues 16 July 2013, 6.30-9.30pm

'Superuse' materials and objects of your own choosing as DIY loudspeakers, in this special workshop with Technology Will Save Us.

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Architecture on Film: Drop City

Tues 9 July 2013 7.00pm

An evening exploring the mythology of the legendary Drop City, through the UK premiere of a new feature length documentary on the 60s geodesic countercultural commune and its inhabitants' dreams of creating a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society, and a 1968 BBC documentary identifying Drop City as a utopia on earth.  

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And the Winner Is... Urban Exhibitionism? What is an Architecture Festival For?

Mon 24 June 2013 6.30pm

The final event in the And The Winner Is..? series investigates the purpose and impact of architectural festivals and biennales.

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InsideFlows: The Superuse Approach to Design

4 June – 31 July 2013

Rotterdam-based architecture office Superuse Studios present their ongoing collaborative research with the INSIDE Masters programme at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague on the subject of resource-based design.

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InsideFlows: Jan Jongert on Resource-Based Design

Tues 4 June 2013, 7pm

Jan Jongert, co-founder and Head of Research at Superuse Studios, presents the InsideFlows project alongside his practice's ongoing and investigations into “superusing available flows and resources and connecting them into urban ecosystems.” 

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London Festival of Architecture 2013

1-30 June 2013

The London Festival of Architecture, for which The Architecture Foundation is a key delivery partner, will take place across the capital for the entire month of June.

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The Ground Floor Project

Winners Announced

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to be working with The Crown Estate to commission two emerging designers to create bespoke artworks for the lobby spaces of two landmark buildings within the St James’s neighbourhood of central London.

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And the Winner Is... Awards: What Are They Good For?

Thur 2 May 2013 6.30pm

The second event in the And The Winner Is..? events series investigates the purpose and impact of architectural prize giving, including contributions from the Pritzker, Aga Khan, Holcim and RIBA awards.

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Blackhorse Lane

Submissions due 23 April 2013

The Architecture Foundation is working with LB Waltham Forest on its regeneration programme for the Blackhorse Lane business area.  The programme includes public realm transformations, improvements to industrial premises, shop front renovations and a public art commission--for which submissions are sought.

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Architecture on Film: Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film, 1919-2012

Thur 18 April 2013 7.00pm

In a live introduction and Q&A, film-makers Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik present their research project mapping the appearance of architectural models across narrative cinema; taking us on a historical journey through architecture's filmic caricature, charting the model as an unsung, supporting character. 

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If You Build It, Will They Come? New Cultural Projects in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and St Petersburg

Mon 15 April 2013 6.30pm

A look at three of the world’s most anticipated grand urban cultural projects, to critically explore the use of architecture and art in urban development strategies. With Ateliers Jean Nouvel, WORKac, Foster + Partners and more.

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We Made That: Learning from The Open Office, chaired by Oliver Wainwright

Wed 20 March 2013, 7pm

Following five fast and furious weeks of research and debate at The Open Office, We Made That reflect upon the project and attempt to draw conclusions on key issues facing accessible and socially engaged urban practices into the future.

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Michelle Provoost: No Such Thing As Community?

Wed 13 March 2013, 7pm

Michelle Provoost brings an international perspective to The Open Office’s exploration of the relationships between communities and urban planning.

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AF Project Space Open Call 2013

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The Architecture Foundation has issued an international Open Call for innovative independent exhibitions and installations for its central London Project Space.

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Film Screening: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

Wed 27 February 2013, 7pm

Join "The Open Office" to watch William H. Whyte's charming and witty observations of public space in 1980s New York.

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We Made That – The Open Office

20 February – 22 March 2013

London-based architects We Made That will be taking up residence in The AF Project Space to run The Open Office, a new and lively practice for urbanism. The project was selected through the AF Project Space Open Call. 

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Architecture on Film: Chelsea on the Rocks

Tues 12 February 2013 7.00pm

Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) turns his lens on a different kind of urban violence from his usual - in this end-of-an-era portrait of the legendary Hotel Chelsea at the moment of its brutal shift from bohemian sanctuary to boutique hotel. Plus, footage of the Chelsea from artist, filmmaker, and former resident, Jonas Mekas.

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And the Winner Is... Competitive Advantages?

Fri 8 March 2013
9.30am – 1pm

The And The Winner Is..? events series kicked off with a morning of discussion and investigation into architectural competitions.

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Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature

7 February – 11 April 2014

The AF presents the first ever solo show of Exploration, a thought-leading architecture and design practice working in the field of biomimicry.

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Croydon Urban Pioneers

January - May 2013

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2013 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are going to Croydon. 

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Sounding Space: Emptyset

Thurs 13 December 2012 6-9pm

A site-specific one-night only installation from experimental electronic musical duo Emptyset, exploring the relationship between sound and space, architecture and music.

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Architecture on Film: Le Centre Georges Pompidou / Cloud Island

Tues 11 December 2012 7.00pm

A night at the museum, documenting two world-leading, yet very different, museums (the Pompidou and the Inujima 'art island') through the lenses of two of cinema and art's greatest filmmakers: Roberto Rossellini and Fiona Tan.

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John Edwards Lecture 2012: Liz Diller and Christian Marclay in conversation

Thurs 6 December 2012 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary meeting of minds this year sees Diller Scofidio + Renfro founding partner Liz Diller in conversation with artist Christian Marclay.

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Architecture on Film: Streetwise / The Houseless Shadow

Weds 17 October 2012 6.30pm

A double bill of films exploring life on the street. The incredible Streetwise – a 1984 documentary on street kids in America's 'most liveable city' – meets William Raban's contemporary invocation of Charles Dickens' nocturnal promenades of urban London.

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A Marylebone Atlas

October - November 2012

In Autumn 2012 a group of young cartographers are going to explore the built environment of Marylebone to create a new conceptual atlas of place.

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Tangling: Akihisa Hirata Lecture

Tues 18 September 6.30pm 2012

Exhibiting architect Akihisa Hirata presents his work and thinking in person, in a special event at Bloomberg, upon the opening of his Architecture Foundation exhibition. Chaired by Dr Sarah Teasley, RCA.

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Akihisa Hirata: Tangling

15 September - 1 December 2012

An immersive installation from emerging Japanese architect, and Golden Lion winner at 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, Akihisa Hirata, for his first ever solo international exhibition.

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AF Project Space Open Call

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The Architecture Foundation has issued an international Open Call for innovative independent exhibitions and installations for its central London Project Space.

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Three Little Worlds: Rachel Pimm - The Tower of Babble

Thurs 23 August 2012 7pm

Rachel Pimm welcomes the public into her inhabitation of Three Little Worlds, with an evening performance exploring imaginary worlds and new forms of society, via a troupe of method-acting actors.

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Three Little Worlds: Rachel Pimm - Portfolio

21-25 August 2012

Three Little Worlds hosts artist Rachel Pimm for a week-long residency, exploring living as performance and architecture as a stage set.

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Three Little Worlds: Screening – We Live in Public

Weds 15 August 2012 7pm

An award winning film documenting 'Warhol of the Web' Josh Harris' prescient millenial experiments into a life lived in public and mediated through technology, programmed in response to Three Little World's investigations into the performative potential of architecture.

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Three Little Worlds: Klaus Toons

Tues 24 July 2012 7pm

Celebrated architectural cartoonist and satirist Klaus Toons presents and exhibits his work within Three Little Worlds' alternate universe.

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LFA King's Cross Focus Weekend

6 July – 8 July 2012

In a programme curated by The Architecture Foundation together with local architecture practice Squire and Partners, the King's Cross neighbourhood will come alive from 6-8 July with a series of 'Urban Actions' aimed to improve our city.

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Three Little Worlds: Citizens of No Place - Lecture, Discussion and Book Launch with Jimenez Lai

Tues 3 July 2012 7pm

Subtitled 'An Architectural Graphic Novel,' join us for conversation and drinks at the UK book launch for Jimenez Lai's architectural manifesto. In the midst of his AF installation, Lai will present his book and wider work, in conversation with Sam Jacob, FAT. 

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Heathrow Urban Pioneers

July - September 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Heathrow. 

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Three Little Worlds: Benjamin Critton – Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films Slumber Party

Thurs 28 June 2012 7pm till late

New York based graphic designer Critton holds a live research session, discussion and movie marathon for his forthcoming project, tentatively titled Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films. Bring your own sleeping bag.

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Bureau Spectacular: Three Little Worlds

24 June – 25 August 2012

Chicago-based architect Jimenez Lai’s Bureau Spectacular transforms the AF’s Project Space into a walk-in comic strip with a 1:1 inhabitable installation, in their first solo exhibition outside of North America.

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London Festival of Architecture 2012

23 June – 8 July 2012

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to be a key delivery partner for the London Festival of Architecture 2012.

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SHIFTS: Owen Hatherley - A New Kind of Bleak

Thurs 7 June 2012 7pm

Owen Hatherley presents and previews his forthcoming book, A New Kind Of Bleak - Journeys Through Urban Britain, in discussion with Fran Tonkiss, Director of the Cities Programme, London School of Economics.

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Architecture on Film: Living in the City of Tomorrow / Die Bauten Adolf Hitlers + Q&A with Deyan Sudjic and Marian Engel

Tues 29 May 2012 7pm

In response to the Barbican Art Gallery's major Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition, Architecture on Film brings you a double bill of films exploring the changing relationship between modernism and power, and the UK Premiere of Living In The City of Tommorrow (Leben in der Stadt von Morgen).

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SHIFTS: How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next? Book Launch + Discussion

Tues 22 May 2012 7pm

Exhibition curators Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings explore the themes of the exhibition and launch a new publication resulting from its research, in conversation with Alice Fung (00:/), Christopher Choa (AECOM), chaired by Peter Buchanan, author of Architecture Review's The Big Rethink.

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Design Competition: Floating Cinema 2013

May-September 2012

UP Projects and The Architecture Foundation have issued an international Open Call to architects and designers to design the 2013 Floating Cinema project, to be commissioned by The Legacy List and sponsored by Bloomberg, as part of the new Bloomberg East programme.

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South Kilburn Studios: Notes on an Experiment

Books on sale

Edited by The AF and designed by Work +Play, South Kilburn Studios: Notes on an Experiment, documents the creation and life of South Kilburn Studios.

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If You Build It, Will They Come? From Bilbao to Hastings

Fri 20 July 2012 6.30pm

'If You Build It' is a new thematic series of Architecture + Art discussions exploring the confluence of architecture and art as agents of urban change in newly built gallery and museum projects across the world. The series opens with an off-site event at the recently opened Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, with a tour of the building and an explorative panel discussion, chaired by Tom Dyckhoff.

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Architecture + Art: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Ongoing

A new thematic series of Architecture + Art discussions exploring the confluence of architecture and art as agents of urban change in newly built gallery and museum projects across the world.

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SHIFTS: The Dubai In Me

Tues 15 May 2012 7pm

An essay-film from polemical Berlin-based musician, and filmmaker, Christian Von Borries, which we are delighted to be bringing to the UK for its first screening, within the context of the SHIFTS exhibition. Shots of Dubai combine with footage from Second Life, real estate promotional videos, and quotations from Jacques Ranciere to probe boom-town Dubai and the global business of city-making.

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Scarce Times: Alternative Futures

Open Call for Collaboration

The AF and SCIBE London have issued an open call for collaboration to groups of creative professionals capable of proposing innovative strategies and tools to address conditions of scarcity in the built environment.

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SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture

9 May – 9 June

Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings present a polemical exhibition illustrating the far-reaching impacts of new economic circumstances on architecture’s past, present and future.

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Beatbox Sound Lab

2 - 6 May 2012

An exhibition exploring the technology behind the Beatbox, Coca-Cola's 2012 Olympic Pavilion, designed by Pernilla & Asif.

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Peckham Charrette: Six Teams. One Day. Zero Computers.

13 - 26 April 2012

Six Teams. One Day. Zero Computers. An exhibition of results from six architect and lighting designer teams to the Architects' Journal's design challenge to transform live sites on Peckham’s Rye Lane. 

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inmidtown Habitats Exhibition

28 March - 17 April

An exhibition of the three shortlisted designs selected for the inmidtown Habitats Competition will go on display at Central Saint Giles - the new Renzo Piano development in central London.

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5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam: Making City & Atelier Istanbul

Tues 13 March 2012 7pm

Joachim Declerck and Dirk Sijmons explore the Biennale's working methods as both a cultural operator and a platform for research and development, with a focus on its current work in Istanbul. The event will be chaired by Beatrice Galilee.

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SuperCrit 3 & 4: Book Launch

Tue 6 March 6.30pm

Celebrate the pubication of the third and fourth instalments of the SuperCrit books Series with Richard Rogers and Bernard Tschumi. 

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New Windows on Willesden Green: Vacant Shops

Reactivating Vacant Properties

After a rigorous application and selection process, thirteen businesses and projects have been chosen to try out their ideas in Queens Parade – a formerly vacant eight-unit retail property on Willesden Lane.

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Architecture on Film: Style Wars / The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

Tues 21 February 2012 7pm

New York’s original generation of graffiti artists meet their accidentally avant-garde civic counterparts – or competitors – in this double bill exploring legal and illegal use of the city as an urban canvas.

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Willesden Green Urban Pioneers

February - March 2012

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2012 education programme, the Urban Pioneers are coming to Willesden Green. 

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New Architects: Denmark_UK

February - March 2012

The AF and the Danish Architecture Centre (Copenhagen), are delighted to announce a new exchange programme for talented emerging architects between the UK and Denmark, scheduled to take place in February and March 2012.

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Sounding Space: The Olduvai Cliff, Sam Griffin in collaboration with Guy Wood and Jo Wills

Mon 16 January 2012 6-9pm

The AF Project Space becomes an endorphin-stimulating sonic topography, in a one-night only installation from artist Sam Griffin, in collaboration with musicians Guy Wood and Jo Wills. This event launches Sounding Space - a new series of events exploring the relationship between sound and space and architecture and music, at the AF.

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New Architects: Finland_UK

The AF, along with the Finnish Institute in London and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, are delighted to announce a new exchange programme for talented emerging architects between the UK and Finland for 2012.

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John Edwards Lecture 2011: Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in conversation with Nicholas Serota, Tate

Mon 12 December 2011 7pm

The AF’s headline lecture and trans-disciplinary meeting of minds this year sees OMA / AMO founding partner Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Tate Director, Sir Nicholas Serota. 

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The AF Christmas Shop

12 - 21 December 2011

To celebrate the festive season and to provide an exclusive Christmas Shopping solution the AF HQ has been transformed into a pop up Christmas shop stocked with bargain designer gifts and limited edition prints. And it's all in aid of the AF's 2012 exhibition programme!

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The AF Christmas Fair

9/10/11 December 2011

Join us at AF HQ for a cheap, cheerful and creative Christmas with crafty workshops, bargain designer gifts, DIY stocking fillers and festive food and drink. And it's all in aid of the AF's 2012 exhibition programme!

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Rowan Moore

Thur 1 December 2011 7pm

The final event in our series of live institutional retrospectives for our 20th anniversary, sees Rowan Moore in conversation with Liza Fior.

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A Commission for the AF's Windows by Helios Capdevila

December 2011 - April 2012

The Architecture Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary with a graphic commission for its windows, by Helios Capdevila. 

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Architecture on Film: Mur Murs / Get Out of the Car

Tues 29 November 2011 7pm

A pair of personal responses to the movie capital’s other painted backdrops from two of the world’s greatest documentary filmmakers, exploring the city’s mural culture over 30 years. Introduced by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern.

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Implicate & Explicate: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Fri 18 November 2011, 7pm

The AF is partnering with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for a critically engaged exploration and discussion of the illustrious initiative including a leading panel of influential built environment professionals.

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Autodesk YAYA 2011 Presentations

Tues 8 November 2011 7pm

An evening of presentation and discussion from the five practices shortlisted for the Autodesk Young Architect of the Year Award 2011, in partnership with Building Design. 

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Autodesk Young Architect of the Year Award 2011

4 - 26 November 2011

The AF presents selected projects from the practices longlisted for the Autodesk Young Architect of the Year Award 2011, with a special focus on the six-strong shortlist, in an exhibition designed by 2010 YAYA shortlisted practice, Moxon Architects.

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Performance by Longmeg

Fri 28 October 2011 7pm

Longmeg, the band of artists Edwin Burdis and Kieron Livingstone, closes Just the Flip Side of the Wall with an audio-visual response to the installation, the city and London.

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P.E.A.R III.5: A salon with the editors

Wed 26 October 2011 7pm

A live ‘issue’ of the Paper for Emerging Architectural Research (P.E.A.R).

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011: Exhibition

25 October - 25 November

To showcase their winning ideas and to celebrate the completion of their summer internships, this year's winners Holly Hayward and Ben Reynolds will star in an exhibition and talk exploring the KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011.

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Cooperative Designs

Fri 21 - Sat 22 October 2011

Just The Flipside becomes a 24 hour shop from graphic knitwear duo, Cooperative Designs.

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Don't Tell Stories: Tales From The City

Sat 15 October 2011 4pm

A literary response to Post Work's exploration of the city as stage set, and the flip side of urban life, with author, Don't Tell Stories founder and former editor of Dazed and Confused, Rachel Newsome.

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Architecture on Film: The White Slave / 1, 2, 3 Rhapsody + Rem Koolhaas Introduction

Mon 10 October 2011 7pm

Rem Koolhaas’s 1960s cinematic exploits gain their UK Premiere. We are delighted to announce that the screening will be introduced by Shumon Basar and Rem Koolhaas, in person. 

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inmidtown Habitats

Design Competition

The Architecture Foundation ran an open, international competition that called on design teams to submit proposals for urban beehives, bird/bat-boxes and planters.

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Street Genius

October - November 2011

Forming part of a wider programme across Lambeth and Southwark, The Architecture Foundation is running a series of creative workshops for Street Genius 2011.

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No Stop, Statue, Machine

Saturdays at 3pm, throughout the exhibition

Melissa Appleton, Matthew Butcher and Edwin Burdis anthropomorphise the city in a psychadelic film and sound work - the trio's first major collaboration.

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Just the Flip Side of the Wall: Post Works at the AF

30 September - 29 October 2011

Following 100% Design, elements of Post Works’ Central Bar will be transported to the AF’s Southwark Project Space, and transformed into an evolving exhibition and stage set, activated in collaboration with a wide range of artists, architects and others.

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Denise Scott Brown: New Questions

26 September 2011 6pm

A one-off opportunity for our members to engage in an intimate seminar with Denise Scott Brown, one of the 20th Century’s most influential architectural thinkers and practitioners.

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100% Design Central Bar

22-25 September 2011

Emerging architectural practice Post Works has won an invited competition to design the central bar at this year's 100% Design exhibition.

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European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012

The European Prize for Urban Public Space aims to recognise and foster the public character of urban spaces and their capacity for fostering social cohesion.

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South Kilburn Studios: Trainee Exhibition

9-23 September 2011

To celebrate their time at South Kilburn Studios the trainees will be putting on a final exhibition showcasing the work that they have created over their time at the studios.

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Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme

August - September 2011

Following successful multidisciplinary education programmes across London, The Architecture Foundation delivered the Urban Pioneers Alumni Programme in South Kilburn during August and September 2011.

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Design Competition: 3 Mills Playspace

Winner Announced

The Architecture Foundation is organising a design competition for a new and permanent playspace for Three Mills Green located in the borough of Newham, East London on behalf of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, the Olympic Park Legacy Company, and The Legacy List.

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Faith in the City: Book Launch

Weds 27 July 2011 9.30-11am

A morning launch of a publication documenting and critically expanding upon the AF's November 2010 symposium, Faith in the City. With discussion led by James Pallister, Architects' Journal, and the first screening of a short documentary on last year's symposium.

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Lucy Musgrave

Weds 20 July 2011 7pm

For the second in a series of presentations celebrating The AF's 20th anniversary, former Director Lucy Musgrave will present key projects from the AF Archive alongside a panel of past collaborators including Professor Robert Mull, Mark Fisher, Andreas Whittam Smith, and Peter Bishop.

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New Ideas for New Holland

16-30 July 2011

An exhibition of new ideas for New Holland Island, a unique 8-hectare site in the heart of historic St Petersburg, is on show at the new Naval Museum directly opposite the Island.

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New Ideas for New Holland

16-30 July 2011

An exhibition of new ideas for New Holland Island, a unique 8-hectare site in the heart of historic St Petersburg, is on show at the new Naval Museum directly opposite the Island.

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20 Houses: TAKA (IE), Studio Octopi (UK), Warren Techentin (US)

Tues 5 July 2011, 6.30pm

The second part of the 20 Houses: a New Residential Landscape series looks at residential retreat solutions that let nature take the lead and provide the formal and programmatic inspiration, with emerging practices from Ireland, USA and the UK, debating real world commissions and fanasy architecture.

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20 Houses: FourFourSixSix (UK), Hurst Song Architekten (CH), pasel.künzel architects (NL)

Tues 14 June 2011, 6.30pm

The first part of the 20 Houses: a New Residential Landscape series will focus on designs that integrate house and landscape, with presentations from Swiss, Dutch and UK-based practices from Wallpaper*s 2011 Architects Directory.

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20 Houses: A New Residential Landscape – The 2011 Wallpaper* Architects Directory at the AF

10 June – 14 July 2011

Twenty fantasy residences from the twenty international practices of the 2011 Wallpaper* Architects Directory, in a bespoke installation landscape.

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Canada Water Urban Pioneers

June - July 2011

As part of The Architecture Foundation's 2011 education programme, young people studying at Bacon's College collaborated with a series creative professionals to explore Canada Water's built environment and urban public space.

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The Resourceful Architect: Day of Ideas

9.30am-5pm Weds 18 May 2011

A day of ideas and debate at the RSA, as the seven shortlisted schemes from the RSA and AF's Call for Ideas about the future uses of architecture are presented to a public audience and expert panel.

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Ricky Burdett

Tues 10 May 2011 7pm

The AF's founding Director reflects upon the beginnings of the Foundation and his tenure, alongside a panel of past collaborators including Amanda Levete, Lord Richard Rogers, Tony Travers and Sir Peter Hall.

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Case #2: A Debate Between Contemporary Architectural Practices & Critics

Thurs 21 April 2011 7pm

Tony Fretton, Sam Jacob and Kieran Long debate the role of buildings as objects of design, criticism and use - through the lens of the Leicester Engineering Building.

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Musicity

Tues 19 April 2011 6.00pm

An evening of live performance, DJs and conversation, exploring the city musically, architecturally and experientially through the lens of the Musicity project. With Paul Morley, David Adjaye, Peter Adjaye, Dr Michael Bull, Nick Luscombe, Ski Oakenfull, Palmskin Productions and Vicky Richardson.

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On Film: The Leicester Engineering Building

Thurs 14 April 2011 7pm

A special evening of archival footage and recent films exploring the Leicester Engineering Building and its architects, plus videos from artist Cyprien Gaillard.

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South Kilburn Studios

Now extended until 2013

South Kilburn Studios is home to thirteen creative tenants who each pledge - in lieu of rent payments - to train and up-skill a local young person in order to help their future chances of employment.

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Supercrit #7: Michael Wilford presents the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Fri 8 April 2011 4pm

To accompany the Stirling exhibition at Tate Britain, Stirling's partner Michael Wilford re-presents the building that got critics so hot under the collar in Supercrit #7: the latest in the series that takes world-leading architects back to school, in reflection on seminal projects or publications that have had a global impact on architectural thinking. 

In partnership with EXP / University of Westminster.

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AF at the Barbican: Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark - Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s

Thurs 7 April 2011 6.30-10pm

Explore Anarchitecture and Gordon Matta Clark's reverberations into the present day, as the AF inhabits the Barbican exhibition for the evening. With author James Attlee, Sheffield University's Dr. Stephen Walker, and architectural collective Assemble.

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Case #1: A Debate Between the Architects, Critics and Users

Sat 2 April 2011 3-5pm

A debate between John McKean, Alan Berman and Alan Ponter, on the role of Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building. Moderated by More Than exhibition curator, Joseph Bedford. A provocative discussion on the conflict between three different understandings of architecture: architecture as an object of design, an object of criticism and an object of everyday use.

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More Than > A Building? Architecture on Trial: Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building

1 - 30 April 2011

An exhibition by Joseph Bedford and vPPR architects – critically reviewing Stirling and Gowan's celebrated 1963 Leicester University Engineering Building through a multi-faceted video portrait, composed of insights from a diverse and influential cast of architects, historians and critics, alongside the building’s own users.

NB. The exhibition will be closed for the Easter bank holiday on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April, and for the Royal Wedding bank holiday on Friday 29 April.

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Critical Infrastructures: Archeworks

Weds 16 March 2011 6.30pm

Martin Felsen presents the work of this unconventional Chicago-based alternative design school, founded on the premise that good design should serve everyone. Chaired by Lucy Musgrave. 

SOLD OUT

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Architecture on Film: Detroit Wild City / Detroit: City On The Move + Q&A with artist, Florent Tillon

Tues 8 March 2011 6.15pm / Mon 11 April 8.45pm

The Motor City's past and present - a UK Premiere and archival footage. Plus a Q&A with Detroit Wild City director, French artist Florent Tillon.

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Bankside BikeShed: Exhibition

7-11 March 2011
Better Bankside Community Space

Following an international design competition, organised by the The Architecture Foundation, a selection of entries to design a modular, portable and secure cycle parking solution for the Better Bankside Business Improvement District will be exhibited at Better Bankside Community Space from 7-11 March 2011. The winning entry is to be built as a prototype in May 2011.

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2011

Now in its seventh year, The 2011 KPF/AF Student Travel Award aims both to support outstanding architecture students, and to encourage new creative thinking by students in the field of architecture.

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The Resourceful Architect: Call For Ideas

Deadline for entries: Fri 8 April 2011

The Resourceful Architect is an open call for ideas about the future uses of architecture from the RSA and The Architecture Foundation, in development of the AF's 2009 project, And Now What? Rethinking Spatial Practice.

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Critical Infrastructures: Center for Land Use Interpretation

Weds 23 Feb 2011 6.30pm

Matthew Coolidge presents his celebrated LA-based alternative research institution, and CLUI's exploration of the intentional and incidental forms and traces left by humans on the earth's surface. Chaired by Owen Hatherley. This event is now SOLD OUT.

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Critical Infrastructures: Center for Urban Pedagogy

Weds 2 Feb 2011 6.30pm

Damon Rich and Christine Gaspar, Centre for Urban Pedagogy - an organisation at the forefront of a new kind of civic education - one that uses design, media, and community engagement to lay the groundwork for effective democratic participation. Chaired by Heather Ring. This talk is SOLD OUT.

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New Holland Island Competition

The Iris Foundation has commissioned The Architecture Foundation to run an invitation only international architecture competition for concept masterplans for New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, Russia. This competition for new urban ideas forms the first stage in the ongoing redevelopment of New Holland.

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Critical Infrastructures: New American Approaches to Civic Activism and Research

2 February - 26 March 2011

A lecture series and exhibition at the AF Project Space, presenting three critical and dynamic American not-for-profit organisations – Archeworks, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy – together for the first time in an international arena.

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Architecture on Film: Dark Days / Substrait

Mon 31 Jan 2011 6.30pm

An award winning document of a subterranean community in the tunnels beneath New York City, from a filmmaker who spent two years underground with his subjects and collaborators. Plus, artist Gordon Matta-Clark's parallel 1976 16mm sketchbook of NYC's sewers, crypts and tunnels.

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Talk: Framing Fashion and Architecture

Thurs 9 December 2010 7.30pm

A panel discussion exploring Japanese Fashion and its relationship with architecture in structure, display and desire. With Sou Fujimoto, Sophie Hicks, Cher Potter and Yuki Sumner. Chaired by Deyan Sudjic.

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Thurs 9 Dec 2010

In collaboration with Barbican Art Gallery, The Architecture Foundation curates an evening of events and discussion, inviting you to take a closer look at Japanese fashion's relationship to architecture, and the country's design dialogue with the UK.

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Barking Urban Pioneers

December 2010 - April 2011

As part of The Architecture Foundation's Winter 2010/11 education programme, six young people collaborated with a series creative professionals to explore Barking's built environment and urban public space.

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The John Edwards Lecture: Winy Maas, MVRDV, in dialogue with Second Life creator Philip Rosedale

Tues 30 November 2010 7.00pm

In the second annual dialogue presenting leading international architects in conversation with influential figures from other disciplines, we are delighted to present Winy Maas, co-founder and Director of the highly acclaimed Dutch practice MVRDV, and Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life. Chaired by Shumon Basar.

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Faith in the City: Symposium

Thurs 11 Nov 2.00-6.00pm

A day of debate and discussion following the Faith in the City keynote lecture including case studies, looking at recent mosque buildings from across Europe - alongside historic precedents and possible future scenarios.

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Faith in the City Symposium: IDEAS Paradise on Earth: Imagining Structures for Religious Experience

Thurs 11 Nov 2.00-6.00pm

A day of debate and discussion following the Faith in the City keynote lecture including case studies, looking at recent mosque buildings from across Europe - alongside historic precedents and possible future scenarios.

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Faith in the City Symposium: DESIGN The Social and Spatial Role of the Mosque in the Urbanised West

Thurs 11 Nov 2.00-6.00pm

A day of debate and discussion following the Faith in the City keynote lecture including case studies, looking at recent mosque buildings from across Europe - alongside historic precedents and possible future scenarios.

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Faith in the City Symposium: EXPERIENCE: Past, Present and Future Lessons

Thurs 11 Nov 2.00-6.00pm

A day of debate and discussion following the Faith in the City keynote lecture including case studies, looking at recent mosque buildings from across Europe - alongside historic precedents and possible future scenarios.

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Faith In The City: The Mosque in the Contemporary Urban West

10-11 November 2010

A two day symposium exploring the ways in which religious buildings - in particular the mosque - shape, and are shaped by, the public life of contemporary western cities. Opening with a keynote lecture from the Architectural Design consultants for New York's hotly debated Park51 Community Centre, an afternoon of ideas and discussion at the AF will follow, with an international range of participants.

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Faith in the City Keynote Lecture: The Architecture of Park51 - From Controversy to Resolution

Weds 10 Nov 2010 7.00pm

Michel Abboud, architect and Principal SOMA launched the programme with a keynote lecture, in conversation with Ziauddin Sardar, writer and cultural critic. A discussion of the issues and sensitivities in design, context and realisation necessary for the highly contested Park51 Islamic centre, New York, and an exploration of architecture's role in the negotiation of this territory.

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Architecture on Film: Beijing / Midtown + Sarah Morris Q&A

Thurs 4 Nov 2010 6.15pm

The UK Premiere of Sarah Morris's latest urban portrait, Beijing, preceded by a screening of her very first film, Midtown. We are delighted to have the artist with us on the evening for a Q&A following the screening.

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The Union Street Urban Orchard Book

Seeking contributions through 31 December 2010

Donate today and be amongst the first to receive the Union Street Urban Orchard book, amongst many other exciting benefits.

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YAYA 2010 Presentations

Monday 1 Nov 2010 6.30pm

An evening of presentation and discussion from the five practices shortlisted for Building Design's Young Architect of the Year Award 2010, held in the AF's rooftop Skyroom.

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International Collection of Potential Architecture: Launch Event

Wednesday 6 October 2010 6.30pm

A presentation of the the Potential Architecture project: a discussion of paper architecture in the digital age and the role of the unbuilt and unseen in architectural practice. Enjoy drinks and discussion in The Skyroom.

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International Collection of Potential Architecture: Showcase

8–23 October 2010

An exhibition showcasing a diverse portfolio of unrealised ideas and newly submited projects from the Collection, exploring and mapping the value of the unbuilt.

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Architecture on Film: Harun Farocki Double Bill

Thursday 30 September 2010 6.15pm

A pair of films examining architecture from the building block to mind control from esteemed filmmaker Harun Farocki, whose work - situated in a unique space between fine art and film in practice - produces visual essays in equal parts poetry and politics.

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Manifesting Change 21C: Indy Johar, 00:/

Thursday 23 September 2010 5.30pm

A reflective manifesto of ideas and approaches, on how architecture and architects can design tools, infrastructure and new approaches, to deal with our present moment of massive social and economic change.

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The Skybar

Selected evenings, 8-22 Dec 2010, 5-10pm

A temporary rooftop bar and lounge - enjoy warm winter cocktails in the run up to Christmas - for nine days only!

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Building Without Bureaucracy: Finn Williams and David Knight

Tuesday 21 September 2010 5.30pm

A two way talk about Permitted Development - 'the planning permission we already have' - and the treasure trove of under-the-radar architectural potential this represents.

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The Skyroom

An imaginative rooftop venue for London, designed by David Kohn Architects and perched on top of The Architecture Foundation's Tooley St premises.

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2010

Public Presentation:
Wednesday 15 September 2010 7.00pm

Join us at the AF for a drinks reception to hear the 2010 Award winners present their work and research, alongside a one-night only exhibition of their work, and that of the shortlist.

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Architecture on Film: True Stories

Weds 21 July 2010 6.30pm

Directed, staring and co-written by David Byrne (Talking Heads), True Stories weaves tabloid tales, musical numbers, economics and urbanism into a warm-hearted absurdist portrait of a small fictional Texan town and its inhabitants. ‘A completely cool, multi-purpose movie.’

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Terunobu Fujimori and Richard Wentworth: The Urban Subconscious

Fri 16 July 2010 7pm

A discussion between the celebrated Japanese architect and the British artist, of ephemeral traces of city life, discovering the ‘urban subconscious,’  and vernacular architecture. SOLD OUT.

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Stratford Kiosks

Competition won by studio octopi

In September 2010, The Architecture Foundation announced the shortlist for a competition to design a group of flexible, free standing Kiosks, situated in Meridian Square, Stratford, London, which will serve as key venues for information, orientation and services for use before, during and after the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The five shortlisted entries by: 42 Architects, Bell Phillips Architects, Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C., Moxon Architects and studio octopi were on show alongside a selection of other entries at an exhibition which ran from 18 September -1 October coinciding with the London Design Festival.

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International Collection of Potential Architecture

The Architecture Foundation is collaborating with Oslo-based art and architecture organisation 0047 on a call for submissions to 0047's International Collection of Potential Architecture: an online database of speculative futures and architectural designs which remain unrealised and for a variety of reasons have never seen the light of day.

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istanbul para-doxa / Conversations on the City and Architecture

Saturday 3 July, 6-8pm

The launch of istanbul para-doxa / Conversations on the City and Architecture, a book based on conversations between Bogaçhan Dündaralp, Asli Kiyak Ingin and Nilüfer Kozikoglu, edited by Pelin Dervis.

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LFA 2010 South Weekend: Bankside Urban Forest

Fri 2 - Sun 4 July 2010

A theatre built from salvaged materials, a food exchange at Borough Market, an urban orchard and hub of activity, the AF's summer installation and more, in a programme responding to Witherford Watson Mann's strategy for improving public space in this slice of the city.

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Rintala Eggertsson Architects: Installation as Laboratory

Tues 29 June 2010 6.30pm

A workshop-style evening of ideas, inspiration, and discussion with Finnish-Norwegian architects Rintala Eggertsson.

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LFA 2010 East Weekend: High Street 2012

Sat 26 - Sun 27 June 2010

An Olympics of the everyday, tours, skills exchanges, a temporary museum and more, along the City's historic gateway and the last 6km of the London 2012 Olympic Marathon.

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The (Temporary) Museum of Stratford

26 June - 1 August 2010

Explore the temporary museum created to explore the future of the Stratford area through an excavation of its past.

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Friday Late at the V&A: Escape

Fri 25 June 2010 6.30-10pm

A night of workshops, music, special screenings. intimate talks, and a late bar.

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Rural Studio and Jeremy Till: Architecture and Locality

Tues 22 June 2010 7pm

Andrew Freear, Director of Rural Studio, and Jeremy Till, Dean of Westminster School of Architecture, discuss architecture’s social responsibilities and the gap between theory and the real world.

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The Oikos Project

19 June - 9 October 2010

A theatre constructed entirely of reclaimed materials in the heart of Southwark created by Kobberling & Kaltwasser.

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The Union Street Urban Orchard

The site at 100 Union Street, London SE1 was transformed into a vibrant Urban Orchard.

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LFA 2010: International Architecture Showcase

19 June - 4 July 2010

Over 30 countries from around the world showcase the work of emerging young talent from their respective countries as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

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London Festival of Architecture 2010

19 June - 4 July 2010

The Architecture Foundation delivered the 2010 Festival, a city-wide celebration of architecture in the capital, in partnership with NLA and RIBA London.

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A New Landmark for Aldgate: Exhibition

18 June - 4 July

An exhibition showcasing a selection of the entries for a competition to design a new landmark for Aldgate. 

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Battersea Urban Pioneers

June - September 2010

As part of The Architecture Foundation's Summer 2010 education programme, eight young people are collaborating with creative professionals to explore the Upper Lee Valley.

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Upper Lee Valley Urban Pioneers

June - September 2010

As part of The Architecture Foundation’s Summer 2010 programme, ten young people collaborated with creative professionals to explore the Upper Lee Valley.

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Architecture on Film: Chain / Death By Chocolate

Mon 24 May 2010 8.30pm

Corporate arcadias, a mosaic of global urban sprawl, the ‘superlandscape’ of anonymity, and the greatest show on earth in Jem Cohen's Chain, and artist Dan Graham's short film Death By Chocolate - which we are delighted to be bringing to the UK for the first time.

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A New Landmark for Aldgate

In April 2010, The Architecture Foundation launched an open international competition to design a New Aldgate, a temporary landmark on the eastern edge of the City of London, to stand for the duration of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, to open in January 2012.

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New Architects: Poland_UK

The Architecture Foundation with Grzegorz Piatek and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, are launching an international exchange programme for emerging architects in Poland and the UK. Featuring Beton, Aleksandra Wasilkowska and WWAA (Poland) and Common Office, Dallas Pierce Quintero and office for subversive architecture (UK).

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Architecture for Everyone Urban Pioneers

April 2010

In April 2010, The Architecture Foundation worked in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to deliver a condensed Urban Pioneers programme in Deptford, south east London.

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Architecture on Film: En Construcción

Mon 29 Mar 2010 6.15pm

Magical cinema that takes a keen look at the transformation and inhabitation of Barcelona's El Raval district, as both a window onto wider realities and as a bridge between the past and the future. A document of a city, ‘searching for its future while jostling its past.'

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Legacy Plus: International Dialogue Two

atelier d'architecture autogérée, Urban Catalyst and muf
Weds 3 March 2010, 7pm

The internationally dispersed atelier d'architecture autogérée (aaa) and Berlin's Urban Catalyst present their work and discuss how its methods could be applied to the future of the Olympic Site, in dialogue with muf, the London-based architecture and art practice with active projects in the Olympic Fringe.

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Legacy Plus: International Dialogue One

EXYZT, STEALTH.unlimited, East
Tues 2 March 2010, 7pm

Paris' EXYZT and Rotterdam's STEALTH.unlimited present their work and discuss how its methods could be applied to the future of the Olympic Site, in dialogue with East, the london-based architecture practice with active projects on the Olympic Fringe.

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Legacy Now 5 + Legacy Plus

Interim Uses and East London’s Olympic Legacy
2 - 4 March 2010

A programme of public dialogues, professional workshops and site visits, examining how this interim period, before and after the games, might be used as a progressive and experimental planning tool to constructively inform the character of the permanent legacy, and the future of East London.

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Legacy Plus: Legacy Now 5

Interim Uses and East London’s Olympic Legacy
Tues 2 March 2010, 2-6pm

An afternoon of dialogues and presentations exploring the issues at stake, and problems to be tackled, in the development of the Olympic site and fringe leading up to and immediately following the Games. What progressive alternatives might be possible? And how can these contribute to the positive future development of East London?

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Koolhaas HouseLife

Monday 22 February 2010, 6.30pm
(Doors open 6.00pm)

A reprise screening to celebrate the final week of the Living Architectures exhibition.

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London_Rome: Work in Process

IaN + "Architecture in Rome - Work in Process"
10 February - 3 March 2010

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New Architects: Istanbul
Weds 3 Feb 2010, 6.30pm (doors open 6pm)

The Architecture Foundation is hosting a talk by three Istanbul practices, Asli E. Ingin, ddrlp and Tuspa NK, in conversation with David Kohn Architects, Studio Weave and oo:/. Chaired by Justin McGuirk, Icon Magazine.

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Architecture on Film : Public Housing

Thurs 28 Jan 2010 6.30pm

A masterful film about the distance between problems and solutions, structures and people – and therein perhaps the true core essence of architecture itself. A rare opportunity to see the work of this modern master on the big screen.

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Living Architectures

21 January - 26 February 2010

A new transatlantic exhibition and video installation from the celebrated directors of Koolhaas HouseLife: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine present their ongoing research into architecture as living form.

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New Architects: Norway_UK

The Architecture Foundation with Norsk Form are collaborating on an international exchange programme for emerging architects in Norway and the UK. Featuring Atelier Oslo, PUSHAK and Haugen Zohar (Norway) and Adam Khan, Gort Scott and Hackett Hall McKnight (UK).

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New Architects International Exchange Programme

The Architecture Foundation conducts an ongoing series of international programmes to identify, exchange and promote the most promising emerging architects from the UK and countries around the world. 

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European Prize for Urban Public Space 2010

The Architecture Foundation is the UK partner for the European-wide prize.

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Kings Cross Urban Pioneers

December 2009 - March 2010

The Architecture Foundation’s winter 2009 - spring 2010 education programme worked with six young people living or studying in Camden and Islington to explore the development of Kings Cross Central.

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King's Cross Urban Pioneers

December 2009 - March 2010

The Architecture Foundation’s winter 2009 - spring 2010 education programme worked with six young people living or studying in Camden and Islington to explore the development of King's Cross Central.

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Urban Pioneers

The AF's Urban Pioneers education programme engages and empowers teams of 16-19 year olds in areas of cities undergoing dramatic change. Young people critically explore the transformations happening around them and develop new skills in film making, radio production and website design.

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The John Edwards Lecture: Thom Mayne, Morphosis, in dialogue with Frédéric Flamand

Mon 7 December 2009 7.00pm

In a new annual dialogue presenting leading international architects in conversation with influential figures from other disciplines, we are delighted to present Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne, founder of LA based Morphosis Architects, in discussion with renowned choreographer and Director of Le Ballet National de Marseille, Frédéric Flamand. Chaired by Anthony Bowne, Director, Laban.

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Christmas at Number 42

3 - 20 December
Tuesday to Sunday, 7.30pm

The Architecture Foundation and the Pale Blue Door invite you to spend Christmas at Number 42.

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Agency and Activism: The Yale Building Project

Tues 24 November 2009 6.30pm

The inception and legacy of Yale University's ongoing pioneering design and build programme for those at the social margins, as told by architect and architectural historian, Richard W. Hayes.

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Architecture on Film

Tuesday 17 November, 6.30pm

Two exceptional psycho-geographical wanderings through the changing face of London at the end of the 20th century.

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London_Rome: Work in Process

Witherford Watson Mann
London Edges
16 November - 4 December 2009

The final exhibition by emerging London practices at the British School at Rome presents Witherford Watson Mann's responses to edge conditions found in the city.

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Photography as Alternative Urbanism

Tues 10 November 2009 6.30pm

A debate exploring the relevance of contemporary photography for the investigation and interpretation of the city as a complex cultural phenomenon, chaired by Alexandra Stara with artist Rut Blees Luxemburg, novelist Tom McCarthy and architect Patrick Lynch.

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Adam Caruso and Thomas Demand

2 November 2009, 7.00pm

Adam Caruso and Thomas Demand discuss their history of reciprocal collaboration, and their current joint project for Zurich, with Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Alex Farquharson.

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Istanbul Programme
2-5 November 2009

The programme includes a public presentation by the London architects at Istanbul Technical University on Monday 2 November.

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The Bilbao Effect

Sunday 1 November, 7pm

The Bilbao Effect - a comedy that puts contemporary architecture on trial has its first public reading at the Architecture Foundation in November 2009.

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2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture

Weds 28 and Thurs 29 October 2009 6.30pm

Two consecutive evening events to preview the biennale with Theo Deutinger, International Festival, Bjarke Ingels / BIG, Didier Fiuza Faustino / Bureau des Mésarchitectures, Abberant and Feld72.

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Architecture + Art : Crossover and Collaboration

Edi Rama and Anri Sala
19 October 2009, 7.00pm

World leading mayor, Edi Rama, and artist Anri Sala discuss artistic urbanism, the city as canvas and exhibition, and public art in its most direct form. A conversation chaired by Tate Curator Jessica Morgan, centred on Tirana's Façades Project.

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Sundown Salon: Talking About The Future

Sat 17 October 2011 2-8pm

A day of activities with architect Fritz Haeg and guests to compile a Library For The Future. The event marks the release of The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive.

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YAYA Shortlist Presentations

Tuesday 13 October, 6.30pm

Presentations by the five practices shortlisted for the Young Architect of the Year Award 2009.

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Radical Nature: With and Against Nature

8 October 2009 7.30pm

Visionary designs for inhabiting the Antarctic and the Sahara.

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Radical Nature: James Wines/SITE

5 October 2009 6.30pm

Frugality as inspiration, with president and founder of influential New York architecture, art and design practice, SITE; James Wines.

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Young Architect of the Year Award 2009

1 - 26 October 2009

The Architecture Foundation host an exhibition of shortlisted architects at the AF's new Project Space (designed by YAYA 2007 winners, Carmody Groarke) in October 2009. 

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Architecture on Film

28 September 2009 6.30pm

The private life of urban infrastructure envisioned through a uniquely personal take on direct cinema, in an award winning documentary on the construction of Mexico City's Periferico Freeway. Introduced by Gareth Jones, L.S.E.

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Radical Nature: 2012Architecten - Superuse

20 August 2009 7.30pm

2012's architecture of re-use, research and adaptation, presented by Jan Jongert of the Rotterdam based practice.

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Radical Nature: Futureproofing the City

23 July 2009 7.30pm

A panel discussion on the ecological challenge facing urban settlements around the world. The first in a series of three conversations exploring architectural responses to living in and with a future world. In association with the Barbican exhibition; Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet.

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Architecture on Film

14 July 2009 7.00pm

Spaceship Earth and the Designer Guru: Two films documenting architectural alternatives, and a countercultural response to visionary architect Buckminster Fuller.

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Between The Bridges Urban Pioneers

June - September 2009

Summer 2009's Urban Pioneers project looked at the architecture along the south bank of the Thames between Blackfriars and Tower bridges. Pioneers took part in illustration, engineering, radio production, planting, mapping, filmmaking and urban design workshops, and documented the project via the blog on their new website.

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Architecture + Art : Crossover and Collaboration

Elmgreen & Dragset and Jamie Fobert
22 June 2009, 7.00pm

Elmgreen & Dragset and Jamie Fobert explore luxury retail; homes for collectors; nightclubs; the white cube and more; in an event chaired by Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic, International Herald Tribune.

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Architecture + Art : Crossover and Collaboration

Teddy Cruz and Pedro Reyes
15 June 2009, 7.00pm

Architect Cruz and artist Reyes investigate design solutions for complex urban situations. They explore this sharing of disciplinary strategies with Sarah Ichioka, Director of The Architecture Foundation.

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Architecture + Art : Crossover and Collaboration

Steven Holl and Vito Acconci
11 June 2009, 7.00pm

The first ever public conversation between Steven Holl and Vito Acconci on their seminal collaboration for Storefront's façade. Chaired by Joseph Grima, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture.

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Architecture on Film

18 May 2009 7.00pm

Suburban Dreams: An evening dedicated to the American suburb. Introduced by Geoff Shearcroft, AOC Architecture.

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AND NOW WHAT? Rethinking Spatial Practice

20-22 April 2009

The Architecture Foundation has organized three high-level discussions that seek to share and evaluate propositions for spatial practice in a radically changing context. Proceedings were recorded and are available to watch on the AF website.

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Architecture for Everyone

The AF helped to recruit and co-hosted an educational intern with Architecture for Everyone, a £1 million initiative from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and architects RMJM.

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Architecture on Film: Colossal Youth

30 March 2009 7.00pm

A mesmeric feature film documenting the last days of an informal neighbourhood before its transfer to a planned development. Introduced by Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound.

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London_Rome: Work in Process

Andrea Stipa
Inside Out
19 March - 8 June 2009

The conference and the exhibition of Andrea Stipa is the fourth event in the "London-Rome: Work in Process." 

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London_Rome: Work in Process

Carmody Groarke
Time Scale
12 February - 5 March 2009

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How Places Work

The Architecture Foundation works with schools across London to encourage young people to become more skilled in understanding architecture as well as raising the aspirations young people have for their environment.

 

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Architecture on Film: Los Angeles Plays Itself

21 January 2009 7.00pm

An essential documetary on the world's greatest urban film lot. Introduced by Kodwo Eshun, writer, theorist and artist.

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Art Fund Pavilion

The winner of the Art Fund Pavilion 2009 is New York-based Tina Manis Associates.

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Real Architecture: William Baker, SOM, presents Burj Dubai

3 December 2008

Chaired by Paul Finch, The Architectural Review

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Amelia Street

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce that dallaspierce+quintero have been selected as the winner of the Amelia Street Public Realm Design Competition.

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Architecture on Film: Code 46 + Michael Winterbottom Q&A

24 November 2008 7.00pm

Depicting the future through a collage of the present. Followed by a Q+A with the director, production designer and Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG; available to watch online in full.

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Real Architecture: Reinier de Graaf, OMA, presents City in the Desert

20 November 2008

Chaired by Shumon Basar, Writer/Curator, AA

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London_Rome: Work in Process

AOC
Cultural Approaches
18 November - 6 December 2008

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Real Architecture: Paul Monaghan, AHMM, presents Westminster Academy

13 November 2008

Chaired by Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation

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Real Architecture Autumn 2008

November – December 2008

Autumn's showcase of the most important buildings being created across the world today: AHMM's Westminster Academy, OMA's City in the Desert, Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, and SOM's Burj Dubai.

Video recordings of all events are available to watch online and in full.

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Supercrit #6: Leon Krier presents Poundbury

31 October 2008

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Back to the City

Joseph Rykwert, Ken Livingstone, Nigel Coates, Denise Scott Brown
22 October 2008

Joseph Rykwert, Ken Livingstone, Nigel Coates and Denise Scott Brown
Chaired by Joe Kerr, Royal College of Art

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Texture

Zaha Hadid, Tony Fretton, Mark Cousins, Patrick Hodgkinson
1 October 2008

Zaha Hadid, Tony Fretton, Mark Cousins and Patrick Hodgkinson
Chaired by Joe Kerr, Royal College of Art

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Architecture and Design in the Bacon Era

1-22 October 2008

On the eve of Bacon's centenary and with his major retrospective in full swing, The Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with Tate Britain, presents two discussions on the changes to the built environment and the challenges to Modernity than ran parallel to the artist's work and lifetime.

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Architecture on Film: Koolhaas HouseLife / Gan Eden

24 September 2008 6.30pm

Two UK premieres and two distinctive looks at the inner lives and afterlives or radical contemporary architecture. Followed by a Q+A with all filmmakers, chaired by Sam Jacob (FAT)

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Bankside Urban Pioneers

October 2008 - April 2009

The Architecture Foundation’s Autumn 2008 - Spring 2009 Urban Pioneers programme took place in Bankside, London. 

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Dow Jones Architects

27 August 2008, 7pm

Chaired by Peter Jenkinson OBE, Independent Cultural Broker

 

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voonwong & bensonsaw

20 August 2008, 7pm

Chaired by Justin McGuirk, Icon

 

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Glowacka Rennie Architects

13 August 2008, 7pm

Chaired by Beatrice Galilee, Icon

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Summer Nights 2008

Presentations by four new London architects: Matthew Springett, Agnieska Gowacka, Voon Wong, Dow Jones.

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Matthew Springett Associates

6 August 2008, 7pm

Chaired by Claire Barrett, Grand Designs

 

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Urban Street Hunt

12 July 2008

A photographic treasure hunt encouraging the public to discover hidden spaces.

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Friday Late on the South Bank

11 July 2008

A programme of events and activities in cultural institutions and public spaces along the South Bank to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture 2008.

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The House that Herman Built

9-20 July 2008

What kind of house does a man who has lived in a 6' x 9' cell for over 30 years dream of?

 

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Scott King

9 July 2008 - 31 March 2009

An installation by artist Scott King on the temporary construction hoardings on Hopton Street, SE1.

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London South Central

8 - 20 July 2008

An exhibition showcasing the future of architecture and urban design in central London, south of the river.

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Closet Gallery

9 July - 13 September 2008

Equal parts sculpture and gallery, The Architecture Foundation's temporary Closet Gallery by artist Simon Fujiwara and architect Sam Causer hosted a series of exhibitions and events over summer 2008.

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Southwark Lido

9 - 13 July 2008

A temporary installation by French architecture collective EXYZT provided a meeting and bathing space for the residents of Southwark, and the general public alike. Following in the tradition of Roman baths, which provided a setting for uninhibited political discussions, and hamams, serving as places of social gathering and ritual cleansing, the Southwark Lido hosted a variety of activities in an unusual and entertaining environment.

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London_Rome: Work in Process

Ma0/emmeazero
Borderlines
26 June - 15 July 2008

Ma0 present Borderlines at the British School at Rome.

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The London Festival of Architecture 2008: Southwark and South Bank Hub

The London Festival of Architecture 2008’s Southwark & South Bank Hub was curated by The Architecture Foundation to include a stellar programme focused around the week of 9-13 July, including French architecture collective EXYZT's temporary Southwark Lido.

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Hairywood in Covent Garden

20 June - 20 July 2008

6a Architects and Eley Kishimoto's award-winning installation, originally built for the launch of the AF's Yard Gallery in 2005, was reconstructed in Covent Garden piazza for LFA2008.

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Robin Hood Gardens

An international ideas competition for Robin Hood Gardens, the housing development by Allison and Peter Smithson

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MCC Lords Redevelopment

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Real Architecture: Sergison Bates Architects present Centre for the Applied Arts, Ruthin Wales

22 April 2008

Chaired by Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture Critic, The Times

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Real Architecture: Renzo Piano, RPBW, presents New York Times Building, New York

15 April 2008

Chaired by Jonathan Glancey, Architecture Critic, The Guardian

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Real Architecture: Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron, presents Olympic Stadium, Beijing

8 April 2008

Chaired by Rowan Moore, The Architecture Foundation

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Real Architecture Spring 2008

April 2008

Spring's showcase of the most important buildings being created across the world today, presented by their designers. Series includes Urban Splash, Renzo Piano, Herzog and de Meuron, Sergison Bates and Foreign Office Architects.

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Urban Splash and Friends present New Islington, Manchester

1 April 2008

Chaired by Piers Gough, CZWG

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New New Town: Symposium

21 February 2008

Full day symposium.
Architects, planners and artists draw upon the core aspects of new town development, based upon research and experience gathered from seminal new town planning. The panel combines intuitive analysis with pioneering comparative research conducted on new towns worldwide.

 

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New New Town: Public Talk

Lars Lerup
20 February 2008

Guest lecture by Professor Lars Lerup

 

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New New Town: What the past can teach the future

20-21 February 2008

A public talk and symposium to discuss the past and reflect upon the future of planning.

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Work Architecture Company

13 February 2008

Dan Wood and Amale Andraos present Work AC. Chaired by Tom Coward.

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Winter Nights New York: Architecture in Formation

6 February 2008

Matthew Bremer presents the work of Architecture in Formation. Chaired by Stephen Witherford.

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Winter Nights New York: G TECTS LCC / Gordon Kipping Architects

30 January 2008

Gordon Kipping presents the work of his practice. Chaired by Tom Emerson.

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Winter Nights New York: Gage / Clemenceau

23 January 2008

Mark Foster Gage presents the work of Gage / Clemenceau. Chaired by Kevin Carmody.

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Winter Nights 2008: New York

January - February 2008

The Architecture Foundation hosted four public talks by four emerging New York architects - G Tects, Architecture in Formation, Work AC and Gage Clemenceau – as part of an international exchange programme.

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Real Architecture: David Adjaye, Adjaye/Associates present the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

13 November 2007

Chaired by Andrea Phillips, Director, Curating Architecture and Assistant Director of Curating, Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths

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Regent's Place Pavilion

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A Yard Party

25 October 2007

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Real Architecture Autumn 2007

October - November 2007

The Architecture Foundation showcase some of Autumn 2007's most important buildings in the world, in a series of extensive presentations from their designers.

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New Practices: London

23 August to 27 October

An exhibition at the AIA Center for Architecture, New York to launch The Architecture Foundation's international exchange programme for emerging architects in London and New York

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Summer Nights: Geoffrey Darke

in conversation with Alex Ely and Michael Howe
8 August 2007

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Summer Nights: Isi Metzstein

in conversation with Charlie Sutherland and Charlie Hussey
1 August 2007

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Summer Nights: Derek Walker

in conversation with Geoff Shearcroft
25 July 2007

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Summer Nights 2007: AF Gold

This series compares the housing boom of today with the residential projects of the 1960s through a series of chaired conversations.

Curated by Ellis Woodman.

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Summer Nights

in conversation with Silvia Ullmayer
18 July 2007

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D&AD Global Student Award

A student competition to design an installation for the AF's proposed new building.

A student design brief set by The Architecture Foundation

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Debate London: Can London be Both Big and Beautiful?

25 June 2007

Janet Street-PorterRichard RogersMichael SnyderShumon BasarTristram HuntSarah GaventaSean GriffithsPiers Gough and Ricky Burdett

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Debate London: Generation London

25 June 2007

Sally TallantZoe WilliamsMarina BenjaminThe Brit Performing Arts and Technology SchoolCapital City AcademyHighbury Grove School and Villiers High School

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Debate London: How Can a Boomtown be Green?

24 June 2007

Justin RowlattAlex JamesJames WoudhuysenSian BerryAlejandro GutierrezSunand PrasadAndy Neather and Peter Bishop

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Debate London: The 2012 Wish List: What Do You Want for London?

23 June 2007

Paul Finch, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Camilla Batmanghelidjh, Fritz Haeg, Helen Marriage, Tom Coward, Celine Condorelli, Shaun Bailey and John Bird

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Debate London: Is London a United City?

22 June 2007

Hardeep Singh KohliBoris JohnsonNeal Lawson, Lynsey HanleyIvan MassowTony TraversEmma PetersNigel CoatesOliver Marc HartwichSaskia SassenAlex De Rijke and Danny Sriskandarajah

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Debate London

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Don't Panic

1 June - 13 July 2007

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Neutral: Moving Space

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Real Architecture: Foster + Partners present Wembley Stadium, London

22 May 2007

Sir Norman Foster presents one of London's most eagerly anticipated venues. Chaired by Paul Finch

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Next Generation Architects: City Fringe Studio

24 April - 5 May

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Real Architecture: Liz Diller presents Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

19 April 2007

Liz Diller presents Boston's dynamic new waterfront gallery and civic building. Chaired by Andrea Phillips.

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Blueprint for London

20 March - 5 April 2007

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How Places Work

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The Creative Prison

19 January - 16 February 2007

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Winter Nights 2007

m2r-architecture, Universal Design Studio, Gianni Botsford Architects, Carmody Groarke

The Architecture Foundation's Winter Nights presented a selection of the UK's leading young architectural practices. In its fourth year and an established fixture on the architectural calendar, the series continued to provide a platform for smaller, independent practices to inspire and provoke in an intimate and sociable environment.

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Real Architecture 2006: MVRDV presents Parkrand Building, The Netherlands

7 Dec 2006 7.30pm

Presented by Jacob van Rijs, co-founder of MVRDV

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Real Architecture: Arup presents Dongtan Eco-City, China

29 Nov 2006 7pm

Presented by Alejandro Gutierrez

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Jamie Fobert Architects: Brass Eye

24 November - 8 December 2006

Brass Eye was an exhibition at The Architecture Foundation’s Yard Gallery that celebrated a decade of Jamie Fobert’s work.

 

 

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Real Architecture Autumn 2006

22 Nov - 13 Dec 2006

One project, one interview and a large audience: Real Architecture sees leading international architects present some of the most significant projects being built today.

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Real Architecture: Hawkins / Brown & Studio Egret West presents Park Hill, Sheffield, UK

22 Nov 2006 7pm

Presented by Roger Hawkins and Christophe Egret

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Perspectives of London

6 - 21 October 2006

New films by Naomi Cleaver, Tom Dixon, Jefferson Hack and Nigel Coates.

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Venice SuperBlog

6 September - 19 November 2006

The Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design hosted the Venice SuperBlog from the Venice Biennale's 10th International Architecture Exhibition. 

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Summer Nights 2006: Teresa Sapey Architects

23 August 2006

Italian-born Teresa Sapey runs her practice from Madrid. Recent work at the time of her presentation included the car park at the Hotel Puerta America and stores for Custo Barcelona.

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Best in Show

18 August - 2 September

An exhibition showcasing a selection of graduating students from London’s Architecture schools.

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Summer Nights 2006: Ullmayer / Sylvester

16 August 2006

Silvia Ullmayer (Germany) and Allan Sylvester (UK) founded their practice in 2005 following the collaborative housing project 'In-Between' in London (winner of the 2004 AJ First Building Award). 

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Summer Nights 2006: Querkraft

9 August 2006

One of Austria’s most significant young practices, who in 2004 alone were awarded BD Young Architect of the Year, the City of Vienna Prize for Architecture, and represented Austria at the ninth Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Summer Nights 2006: The Europeans

August 2006

The popular lecture series returned for its fourth summer, and for the first time offered an international line up of inspiring young European architects.

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Summer Nights 2006: AWP

2 August 2006

Alessandra Cianchetta presents the work of AWP, a Paris-based interdisciplinary studio for architecture, landscape and design.

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Units Moved

28 July - 12 August 2006

Group exhibition by Rich Holland, Iain Borden and Wig Worland, exploring the re-appropriation of urban spaces.

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Glory Hole

7 - 22 July 2006

An exhibition of photography, video and text exploring the place of sexuality in public space, curated by Pablo Internacional Magazine.

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!WOWOW!

3 July 2006

Party and performances in collaboration with SHOWstudio.

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A lecture by Tadao Ando

28 June 2006

A lecture by Tadao Ando at the City of London Festival 2006.

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Changing London Schools

17 June - 25 July 2006

An exhibition of the best new school design in London.

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Proclamations for a Beautiful City

16 - 27 June 2006

A graphic installation by Alain de Botton and A Practice for Everyday Life.

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Renegade City

1 June - 2 September 2006

Renegade City was a season of short exhibitions and events at The Architecture Foundation’s Yard Gallery by invited curators and artists that explored alternative urban experiences. Away from the glare of mainstream culture, cities offer space and freedom to experiment, deviate and create. Renegade City celebrated the diversity that can exist, often oblivious to the masses, within the contemporary city.

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Pankof Bank Architects

1 - 10 June 2006

Live installation documenting human interaction in an increasingly controlled city.

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Real Architecture: Fashion Architecture Taste present Sint Lucas Art Academy

Tue 9 May 2006 7.30pm

FAT’s present their “pop gothic” Sint Lucas Art Academy in Boxtel.

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Lift New Parliament

The Architecture Foundation and Lift, London International Festival of Theatre, launched an open international competition to design the Lift New Parliament, a transportable meeting and performance space, which will opened in June 2008.

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Supercrit #5: Rem Koolhaas presents Delirious, New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

5 May 2006

One of contemporary architecture's most celebrated publications is defended by its author, to a panel including Mark Wigley, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, David Greene and Paul Finch.

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Real Architecture: Abalos & Herreros present Woermann Tower

Weds 3 May 2006 7pm

At their first time addressing a British audience, Abalos & Herreros’ discussed the Woermann Tower in Las Palmas.

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Real Architecture: David Chipperfield presents Neues Museum

Tue 18 April 2006 7pm

A glimpse of the future award-winning Neues Museum, mid way through it's construction.

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Blooming St Luke’s

1 - 8 February 2006

New design proposals for St Lukes by Peter Saville, Gary Hume and Georgie Hopton.

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Winter Nights 2006: Softroom, DRDH, Amin Taha and Block Architecture

11 Jan - 1 Feb 2006

The Architecture Foundation's Winter Nights presented a selection of the UK's leading young architectural practices. In its fourth year and an established fixture on the architectural calendar, the series continued to provide a platform for smaller, independent practices to inspire and provoke in an intimate and sociable environment.

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I Shot Norman Foster

17 November 2005 - 20 January 2006

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Supercrit #4: Bernard Tschumi presents Parc de la Villette

Fri 14 October 2005 10am

Tschumi presents his Parisian commission to a panel including Peter Cook, Carlos Villanueva Brandt, Bruce McLean, Murray Fraser and Paul Finch.

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Hairywood: An installation by 6a Architects and Eley Kishimoto

14 Jul - 15 Oct 2005

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Supercrit #3: Richard Rogers presents the Centre Pompidou

22 Apr 2005 10am

Richard Rogers defends and explains the Centre Pompidou, to a panel of critics.

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Real Architecture 2005

20 April - 25 May 2005

One project + one outstanding interviewer + one inspiring venue. Real Architecture presents the most significant buildings in the world, at the time of their creation, and in the words of their designer. The 2005 edition featured Cecile Brisac, Zaha Hadid, Adam Caruso and Jean Nouvel.

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Supercrits

Ongoing

Supercrits invite world-leading architects to re-present their eminent projects of the recent past to a panel of peers, critics and an open audience - just as though they were back in architecture school.

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KPF/AF Student Travel Award

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Real Architecture: Jacques Herzog presents Prada Tokyo

Weds 10 December 2003 7pm

Reshaping both the concept and function of shopping, pleasure and communication.

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Real Architecture: Tony Fretton presents the British Embassy Warsaw

Weds 12 December 2003 7pm

A serene and simple form, a subtle play of formality and informality.

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Real Architecture: Amanda Levete presents Selfridges Birmingham

Weds 15 October 2003 7pm

Bringing sensuousness to the heart of the modern city. Audio recording available.

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Real Architecture: Nigel Coates presents Ecstacity

Weds 10 September 2003 7pm

A fictional city pieced together from sections of Tokyo, Cairo, London, New York, Rome, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro, and British architect Nigel Coates' metaphor for his beliefs on architecture and the urban condition for the 21st century.

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Real Architecture 2003

10 September - 10 December 2003

The inaugural series of the AF's flagship talk's series. Nigel Coates (Branson Coates), Amanda Levete (Future Systems), Tony Fretton (Tony Fretton Architects), and Jacques Herzog (Herzog & de Meuron) present.

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Living Architecture: Celebrating 50 Years of the Lansbury Estate

20 September 2001

Celebrating 50 Years of the Lansbury Estate, through a conference and programme of public events.

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New Architects 2

Published September 2001

A guide to Britain's best young architectural practices

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New Architects 2

12 September - 28 October 2001

67 of Britain's brightest young architects display their practice from a suitcase.

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Summer Talks

The AF programmes a series of talks for Libeskind's Serpentine Pavilion.

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European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture: The Mies van der Rohe Award 2001

22 June - 12 August 2001

An exhibition of the finalists' projects, of the 2001 Mies van der Rohe Award.

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Tower Power

31 May - 16 June 2001

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Kiosk

9 April - 11 September 2001

Coinciding with New Architects 2, an invited competition to design a Kiosk, for the book's 67 included practices.

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Public Views 3: Presences

29 March - 13 May 2001

A collaboration between artist, Paul Coldwell and architects, 5th Studio exploring the common place in architecture and art.

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Creative Spaces: A toolkit for participatory urban design

March 2001

A toolkit for participatory urban design

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Public Views 3

1 February - 18 March 2001

Between here and there. Houlton Taylor, Dow Jones and Patrick Lynch, presented their design processes in a collaborative exhibition.

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Public Views 3

30 November 2000 - 13 May 2001

Exploring inspiration and influences, with the third of the AF's Public Views series of exhibitions.

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Public Views 3: Mars Pants

30 November 2000 - 14 January 2001

Covert histories, temporal distortions and animated lives, with Katja Hock, Neil Leach and Team S.

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Europan 6: Manchester, Hackney and Peckham

17 October 2000 - 26 June 2001

With sites in Manchester, Hackney and Peckham, Europan 6 addressed the theme of 'In between cities'. The international competition was open to individuals and teams of registered architects under 40.

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Parasites: Concepts for small scale domestic interventions in the existing city fabric.

6 October - 19 November 2000

Concepts for small scale domestic interventions in the existing city fabric, from 25 international practices. 

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Creative Spaces: A toolkit for participatory urban design

Published October 2000

A publication disseminating the method's of the AF's pioneering Roadshows programme.

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S[TREE]T: Photographs by Edmund Clark

9 May - 4 June 2000

Edmund Clark photographed people in streets named after trees, in each of the 33 Greater London Boroughs.

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Young Architect of the Year Award 2000

7 March - 2 April 2000

An exhibition of work from the third Young Architect of The Year Award.

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Talks into 2000

Living in the city from the 50s to the 00s, described through six open debates.

A series of open debates exploring the impacts of each decade from the fifties to the millennium.

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Westminster Street Furniture: Shaping the Heart of London

21 July - 15 September 1999

An exhibition of finalists in Westminster's Street Furniture design competition.

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Make a Change: Five design festivals to change your environment

1 - 29 May 1999

An exhibition illustrating the projects realised for the New Deal for Communities project in West Ham and Plaistow.

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London Interactive: Moving London

1 May 1999 - 31 March 2000

An exhbition exploring current and proposed projects for all modes of transport in the British capital and examined the influence that transport has on London's planning, development and architecture. 

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Newham Roadshow

April - October 1999

Six architects were picked to work on sites in Newham and consult with local people throughout the project. The roadshow's objective was to reflect on how environments can be improved by looking at open spaces and spaces between buildings.

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A Car-free London?

1 April - 31 May 1999

An exhibition of Londonet, Reconnet, London Overground, Desire is the Site and Street Life Task Force's - the five winning entries to the Car-Free London? ideas competition.

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Living in the City: An Urban Renaissance

1 February 1999 - 12 March 2000

A two-stage international ideas competition, which explored issues of high density, mixed tenure housing as an effective way to revitalise cities.

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On the Road: The art of engineering in the car age

February 1999 - February 2000

An exhibition by Alex de Rijke, with engineer Michael Hadi, of the ground beneath the wheels.

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Living in the City Ideas Competition: An Urban Renaissance

February - March 1999

A competition inviting architects to outline their vision of the inner city of the future.

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Emotional Storage: muf architecture/art

27 January - 14 March 1999

A review of urban scale, community interaction projects produced by muf architecture/art. 

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School Works

1998 - 2000

The School Works project was a major education initiative organised by The Architecture Foundation, the results of which saw a dramatic and award-winning redevelopment of Kingsdale School by dRMM.

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Tower Hamlets Roadshow

October 1998 - January 1999

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Fuel for Thought

22 September - 1 November 1998

An exhibition which acted as an information resource for A Car-Free London? Ideas Competition.

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A Car-Free London? Ideas Competition

14 September 1998 - 8 February 1999

An ideas competition and initiative, which sought to explore and influence the options for London's future transport and to engage all Londoners in a public debate.

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Stephen Gill: Stade

10 June - 9 August 1998

The first solo exhibition by artist Stephen Gill, to coincide with the 1998 World Cup.

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London Interactive: London 2000

May 1998

The second chapter of London Interactive, aimed to give people information about the future of the public realm in the Capital, through over 50 projects in the pipeline - from the V&A spiral to Tate Modern.

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Contemporary Portuguese Architecture: Sea, Stone and Space

22 April - 31 May 1998

An exhibition comprising large models and photographs of ten schemes in Portugal, Macao and The Azores, including work by Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Accompanied by a new commission from artist Carlos Nogueira.

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Concept House 98

4 March - 11 April 1998

An exhibition winning entries and shortlisted schemes in the Concept House 98 competition.

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New Architects

Published 1998

A directory of new architectural practices in Britain.

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The Architecture Foundation Roadshows

February 1998 - July 1999

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Hammersmith & Fulham Roadshow

March - May 1998

In Hammersmith and Fulham, The Architecture Foundation worked with the Local Authority and local community to propose improvements to nine public spaces across the Borough.

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London Interactive: New London Architecture

24 November 1997 - 1 March 1998

The first ever interactive model of London, developed by The Architecture Foundation and Hayes Davidson, pinpointed the Capital's recent architecture featuring over 70 completed buildings. 

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London Interactive

24 November 1997 - 31 March 1998

The first ever interactive model of London, developed by The Architecture Foundation and Hayes Davidson, served as a platform for a range of events.

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The Architect’s Journal Construction Tower Competition

4 - 22 September 1997

An exhibition showing a selection of entries for the nationwide competition to design a 100ft high landmark to celebrate the achievements of the construction industry.

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Cedric Price: Magnet

18 April - 8 June 1997

An exhibition by Cedric Price of ten short life structures for cities.

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Public Views 2: Essence of Space - Elements of Place

21 - 30 March 1997

An exhibition by Wells Mackereth Architects.

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Public Views 2: Artifice

7 - 16 March 1997

A provocative combination of newly commissioned work including furniture, signage, product and multimedia design.

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Public Views 2: Sleep on It

21 February - 2 March 1997

An exhibition by Jam.

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Public Views 2: On Air & Interval

7 - 16 February 1997

An exhibition by Clare Brew and Diego Ferrari.

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Public Views 2: Urbane Allotment

24 January 1997 - 2 February 1997

An installation by Juggernaut.

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London in the 21st Century: Manifesto for London

Evening Standard summary publication

A Manifesto for London based on the findings of the 'London in the 21st Century' debate series.

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Public Views 2: Urban Salon

10 January 1997 - 19 January 1997

An exhibition by Urban Salon, designed to simulate the experience of moving through a multi-layered contemporary city.

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Home Sweet Home

22 December 1996 - 2 January 1997

A fantastical three-dimensional drawing in light, depicting familiar household elements and objects, by Francesco Draisci, Ernesto Bartolini, Takero Shimazaki, and Ab Rogers.

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For Inspiration Only: Future Systems

2 - 20 December 1996

An exhibition by architects Future Systems to coincide with the launch of their book, For Inspiration Only, a collection of simulating, inspiring, visually explosive images.

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Alan Delaney: Photographs of the City – London and New York

22 October 1996 - 24 November 1996

A selection of photographs from Alan Delaney's nocturnal series London After Dark and his collection of pictures of Manhattan.

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Greenwich Millennium Pavilions

8 August 1996 - 22 September 1996

JSP Architects, Faulkner Brown, David Morley and Ove Arup, Avanti Architects, Weston Williamson, Burrell Foley Fischer and Terry Farrell presented their visions for a Millennial park in Greenwhich.

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The State of London: Changing London for Good

12 July 1996

A one-day symposium brought together London's key decision makers to consider the contributions and findings of the'London in the 21st Century' public forum debates and to identify a number of practical proposals to improve London's built environment.

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London in the 21st Century: Communities or Ghost-towns? Housing in London

3 July 1996

A debate exploring whether London's neighbourhoods be revived? What could be done to break up the zones of private wealth and inner-city poverty? How and where would Londoners, rich and poor, be housed in the 21st Century?

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London in the 21st Century: 2001 – The Cultural Life of the Capital

12 June 1996

A debate exploring whether Londoners wanted more museums and opera-houses? Or did they instead need a more vibrant street life of processions and festivals? Some argued that big projects would play a key regenerative role, others that small-scale local initiatives were the answer.

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Future Southwark

11 June 1996 - 14 July 1996

A competition in which seven design teams were selected to produce practical proposals for the improvement of public space across the London Borough of Southwark, accompanied by an exhibition, and the subsequent construction of four of the projects.

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London in the 21st Century: Green or Gridlock? Transport in London

15 May 1996

A debate exploring what could be done about London's strained transport infrastructure.

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Exhibition: Public Transport

7 May - 7 July 1996

From the Jubilee Line and CrossRail to the London Walking Forum and Thames Cycle Route - a look at the future of getting around in the capital.

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London in the 21st Century: : London’s Future

17 April 1996

A debate exploring: What were the priorities of Londoners in the run-up to the Millennium? What role should planning and the built environment play in its future?

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Exhibition: Public Space

20 March - 28 April 1996

Terry Farrell, Norman Foster, Allies & Morrison, Groupe Signes, Gibberd Design, Richard Wentworth and Pierre Vivante provide a cross-section of challenging ideas for London’s civic spaces.

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London in the 21st Century: Pavements, Parks and People - The Public Realm of London

13 March 1996

A debate asking what Londoners thought their public spaces should be used for.

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London in the 21st Century: The Potential of the Thames - A New Heart for London

14 February 1996

After a long period of neglect, the role of the Thames as one of London’s major civic resources was being addressed. What did Londoners want from the river?

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London in the 21st Century: New Visions for London

17 January 1996

A debate asking: What did Londoners want London to be? What were the visions of London's future?

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Exhibition: The Future of the Thames

17 January - 29 February 1996

From cable cars to inhabited bridges, imaginative proposals for utilising and activating London's central river and its environs.

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Architects Down Under: Contemporary Australian Architecture

10 November - 14 January 1996

A travelling exhibition documenting nearly 40 buildings erected throughout Australia since 1975, a period that has been referred to as the renaissance of Australian architecture.

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Airports for the 21st Century

November 1995

An exhibition featuring some of the world's most radical designs for airports - from Foster's Chek Lap Kok (then the largest single building project in the world) to Renzo Piano's Kansai Airport, located on a man-made island.

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Denys Lasdun: Modernism, Nature, Tradition

30 September - 21 October 1995

An exhibition in honour of Sir Deny Lasdun, featuring models, photographs and drawings of his work, and held at the architect's European Investment Bank, Luxembourg.

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Public Views 1: City Landscape

22 September - 1 October 1995

Florian Beigel and the Architecture Research Unit present their research.

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Public Views 1: Purity and Tolerance

7 - 17 September 1995

An installation by muf art/architecture.

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Public Views 1: An Architectural Economy

24 August - 3 September 1995

An art installation from Alex de Rijke, Geoff Cox and Martin van der Linden, displaying photographic information about The Economist Building in which The Architecture Foundation was housed, in order to engage the public with a dialogue on contemporary architecture. 

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Public Views 1: Living in the Garden Shed

10 - 20 August 1995

An exhibition exploring the domestic, by Cullinans & Harbour and FAT.

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Public Views 1: Urban Investigations – London, Paris, New York, Cardiff

28 July - 6 August 1995

An exhibition by architects Op-Arc and students from South Bank University's Unit 4.

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Public Views 1: Works, Collaboration & Papers on Architecture

14 - 23 July 1995

A selection of architectural projects (drawings, photographs and models) that came out of an informal group of collaborators - including Tony Fretton, David Adjaye, Adam Caruso and Sergison Bates.

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Millennium Landmark Competition

March 1995

An exhibition of a selection of the entries to an open competition to design a millennial monument or landmark.

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Tate Gallery of Modern Art: Selecting an Architect

21 February - 26 March 1995

An exhibition of the 13 shortlisted schemes for the Tate's architectural competition for a new gallery at Bankside.

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Building Bridges: New Pedestrian Bridges for London’s Docklands

14 January 1994 - 26 February 1995

An exhibition of shortlisted entries to a competition to design new bridges in London's Docklands.

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Dance, Structure and Landscape: The Work of Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

11 October - 27 November 1994

The exhibition brought together key projects spanning landscape architect Dan Kiley's sixty-year career, with models, images, video and a planted installation.

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Tales from Two Cities: An Emerging Generation of Architects from Dublin and Edinburgh

1 September - 28 September 1994

Generated by the Matthew Architecture Gallery in Edinburgh, the exhibition focused on the work being carried out by an emerging generation of architects from Dublin and Edinburgh.

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BBC Design Awards

1 June - 31 July 1994

An exhibition including all 16 shortlisted entries and some of the runners up from BBC Design Awards' architecture, graphic and product categories.

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City Changes: Exhibition at Prague Castle

1 April 1994 - 30 June 1994

A major symposium discussing the future of Prague in the light of recent political and economic development, within the context of the touring City Changes exhibition.

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New British Architecture: Houses for the Future

1 April 1994 - 28 February 1995

This exhibition showcased projects by twelve young, international practices, based in Britain.

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Building the South Bank: Architectural Projects for South Bank 1753-1993

3 February - 20 March 1994

The exhibition traced the history of the land between Westminster and Blackfriars bridges; from marshland dotted with a few wharves and boathouses, to the cultural centre it has become today.

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Kisho Kurokawa

16 July - 27 August 1993

An exhibition featuring models and drawings of four museum projects by Kisho Kurokawa.

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Ideas for Windsor Castle: Ideas for Rebuilding St George’s Hall

1 July 1993 - 31 August 1993

The Architecture Foundation invited a number of architects, designers, set designers and artists to develop ideas for rebuilding of St George’s Hall, the area of Windsor Castle most damaged by fire.

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Iakov Chernikhov: Architectural Fantasies

4 June - 9 July 1993

Chernikhov, an avant-grade Russian architect, was known as the Soviet Piranesi because of his visionary skills as an artist and craftsman.

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Croydon: The Future: Design Initiative and Public Exhibition

1 May - 31 December 1993

The Croydon the Future design initiative, organised by The Architecture Foundation and the London Borough of Croydon, broke new ground in the dialogue between architecture and the public in Britain through imaginative design proposals from 15 architectural practices.

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Foyer Exhibition: Britain’s First New–Build Foyer

5 April 1993 - 16 May 1993

The Real Ideal Home exhibition featured the twelve shortlisted designs of the international competition for Britain’s first purpose–designed foyer, a transitional centre for young people.

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Glass, Heat and Light: The Work of Rick Mather Architects

10 February - 5 March 1993

The exhibition featured Rick Mather's new projects as well as recently completed designs for offices and private homes.

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What Role for Architecture in London?: A Conference Focusing on the Quality of London’s Future Environment

December 1992

Speakers included Peter Brooke, the then Secretary of State for National Heritage; architects Richard Rogers, Michael Hopkins and Terry Farrell; developers Stuart Lipton and Trevor Osborne; critics and historians Mark Girouard, Deyan Sudjic and Tony Travers of the London School of Economics, as well as executives of the National Westminster Bank, the Prudential and the Corporation of London.

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Jubilee Line Takes Shape: A Public Preview of Station Architecture

22 October 1992 - 24 January 1993

The exhibition “Jubilee Line Takes Shape” included projects for 11 new stations, a depot and control centre, and was held whilst the Jubilee Line was awaiting a government decision on whether to build it or not. The success of the exhibition reinforced popular and political support for the project.  

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Foyer Competition: An International Competition for Britain’s First New–Build Foyer

1 September 1992 - 1 March 1993

Selected through a 1993 AF-run design competition, the winning design for the £2.5 million Foyer by Ian Simpson Associates was built in Birmingham and opened for business in 1998.

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City Changes: Architecture in the City of London 1985-95

22 May 1992 - 2 October 1992

The exhibition documented the City’s architectural achievements since 1985, a period which had seen the biggest building boom in the Square Mile since World War II.

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No Trim: The Architecture of Max Gordon

1 May 1992 - 29 May 1992

No Trim was a retrospective exhibition of the work of architect Max Gordon, who died in 1990.

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From City to Detail: Selected Buildings and Projects by Diener & Diener Architekten

23 March - 24 April 1992

The exhibition featured ten recent Diener & Diener projects, illustrated by specially commissioned photographs, original drawings and purpose built models.

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Europan 2: European Housing Competition

27 February - 18 March 1992

An exhibition of winning entries for the 1991 European housing competition for young architects.

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Inland Revenue Headquarters: Competition Designs on Show

16 January - 19 January 1992

An exhibition of the six finalists for the competition to design the Inland Revenues new headquarters in Nottingham. Designs by Michael Hopkins, Sir Richard Rogers, Nicholas Hare, Arup Associates, Demetri Porphyrios, and Evens & Shalev were exhibited.

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Lost Opportunities for London: London As It Could Be

17 December 1991 - 19 January 1992

Over the past three centuries hundreds of visionary proposals have been designed for London. Most were never realised.

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Hans Döllgast: Conservation and Modernism

16 October - 10 November 1991

An exhibition showcasing the architect's influential and underexposed work, which approaches conservation issues with a modern and sensitive hand. Organised by the Technical University of Munich.

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Gateway for Venice: A New Bus Station for the Italian City

20 September - 6 October 1991

An exhibition of Dixon Jones winning entry to the Venice Biennale's Gateway to Venice international design competition.

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Architecture of the Public Realm: New Museums in Frankfurt 1980-1991

29 June 1991 - 9 August 1991

The exhibition featured eight public museums built by the city of Frankfurt in the previous ten years as part of its cultural and public building programme.

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Architecture on Film

Ongoing

A bi-monthly series of film screenings that take a lateral look at architecture and the city, as represented and discussed across documentary, video art and the movies.

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Design Competitions

The Architecture Foundation initiates and co-ordinates design competitions to ensure that high quality contemporary architecture finds its place in everyday life.

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Architecture + Art : Crossover and Collaboration

11 June - 2 November 2009

A series of trans-disciplinary investigations into how collaborative and artistic approaches can change the practice and products of architecture.

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London_Rome: Work in Process

The AF is conducting a series of international programmes to identify, exchange and promote the best emerging architects from the UK and countries around the world. The current programme focuses on practices working in London and Rome.

The programme is curated by Marina Engel and Gabriele Mastrigli and organised in collaboration with the the Fondazione MAXXI and the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Cultural in Rome.

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Awards

The Architecture Foundation co-ordinates and partners on a range of international awards for architects that promote quality and new thinking in contemporary architecture and urbanism.

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Mies van der Rohe Award

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture

The Architecture Foundation is on the Advisory Committee of the biennial Prize.

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Radical Nature: Contemporary Visions

23 July - 8 October 2009

A series of four conversations exploring architectural responses to living in and with a future world.

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New Architects: London_Rome

February 2010

A series of conversations between practices from London and Rome, as part of the AF's International Exchange programme.

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Real Architecture Spring 2007

April – May 2007

Spring's showcase of the most important buildings being created across the world today: Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Institute of Contemporary Art, Grimshaw Architects Southern Cross Station, Foster & Partners' Wembley Stadium and Lacaton Vassal's Management Sciences University.

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Public Views 2

10 January 1997 - 30 March 1997

Six short exhibitions of work by emerging architects, artists and designers. 

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London in the 21st Century

17 January 1996 - 3 July 1997

A groundbreaking and influential series of public forum debates organised to give Londoners a voice in shaping the future of their city's built environment.

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Public Views 1

July - September 1995

A series of short exhibitions showcasing collaborations between young architects and designers.

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London_Istanbul

The Architects

The practices from London include David Kohn Architects, Studio Weave and 00:/.

The practices from Istanbul include Asli K. Ingin, ddrlp and Tuspa NK.

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The Bilbao Effect

Sunday 1 November, 7pm

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YAYA Shortlist Presentations

Tuesday 13 October, 6.30pm

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City as Playground

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (European Preview)
Wednesday 28 October, 6.30pm

City as Playground

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Itinerant Architecture

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (European Preview)
Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm

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And Now What? A Prompt for Further Action

Related Projects

The AF invites students, recent graduates, academics, practices and cultural organisations to propose future programmes and collaborations.

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The Yale Building Project

Tuesday 24 November, 6.30pm

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Participants

Speaker biographies and topics

 

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Aldgate Competition Q&A

All questions and answers will be posted here.

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1:1 - Architects Build Small Spaces

22, 25, 29 June, 16 July

The Architecture Foundation has curated four evenings of public programme in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, in association with the V&A exhibition, 1:1 - Architects Build Small Spaces.

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A New Landmark for Aldgate: Shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for a competition to design a new landmark for Aldgate. 

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Stratford Kiosks Competition Brief and Appendix documents

Download the Stratford Kiosks Brief and appendix documents here.

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Stratford Kiosks Competition Q&A

All questions and answers will be posted here.

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Stratford Kiosks: Exhibition

18 September - 3 October

An exhibition of selected responses to the AF's Stratford Kiosks exhibition, as part of the London Design Festival.

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New Architects: Portugal_UK

October 2010 - present

The Architecture Foundation, Ordem dos Arquitectos and British Council's exchange programme for emerging practices from the UK and Portugal.

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Stratford Kiosks: Winner Announced

In October 2010, The Architecture Foundation announced studio octopi as the winner of a competition to design a group of flexible, free standing kiosks, to be situated in Meridian Square, Stratford, London.

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Exhibition Evening: The Fabric of the City

Thurs 9 Dec 2010 6.30-10pm

Join The Architecture Foundation and delve into the word of Japanese fashion, at a late night opening of Future Beauty.

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Bankside BikeShed Competition: Call for Entries

Submissions due 18 February 2011

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of an open international design competition to design a modular, portable and secure cycle parking solution on behalf of Better Bankside Business Improvement District (BID).

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Bankside Bikeshed Shortlist Announced

Announced at the launch of an exhibition showcasing a selection of designs, the five strong shortlist are Atmos, Dream Studio, Quinn Architecture, Studio Meda and Tughela Gino Architecture. The winning proposal will be built as a prototype later this year. Please read more to see images of the shortlist.

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AF Past Directors' Dialogues

Throughout 2011

Three institutional retrospectives, as the AF's past Directors return to reflect upon their tenure at the Foundation, alongside a panel of project collaborators and participants.

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The Union Street Urban Orchard Book

Now Available

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of The Union Street Urban Orchard: A Case Study of Creative Interim Use. 

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New Architects: Australia_UK

17 - 21 October 2011

The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the NSW Architects Registration Board is delighted to announce the three emerging architects from Sydney who will be participating in the latest New Architects Exchange Programme taking place in London from 17 – 21 October 2011.

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Faith in the City Book

Now available

A publication documenting and critically expanding upon the AF symposium of the same name. Richly illustrated and designed, it features newly commissioned case studies and essays, from the symposium's participants and other notable contributors.

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New Windows on Willesden Green

Vacant Shops Programme Underway

The Architecture Foundation is currently delivering the New Windows on Willesden Green project.

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Croydon: The Future – Conference

Wed 29 September 1993

The conference that launched the exhibition.

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Reinventing the British New Town for the 21st Century

Research project

As part of an AF-supported project Helena Rivera, founder of A Small Studio, is currently undertaking her third year of a Collaborative Doctorate Award at the Bartlett School of Planning and UCL Urban Lab.

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The Coca-Cola Beatbox

An Olympic pavilion designed by Pernilla & Asif

The Architecture Foundation organised an invited design competition for Coca-Cola, leading to the commissioning of emerging practice Pernilla & Asif to design a new pavilion for the London 2012 Olympic site.

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AF Online Archive

Beta Launch Now Live

The first phase of our Online Archive - a project dedicated to the digitisation and broadcast of the AF's entire history of public programme and advocacy - is now live. And we need your help!

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Queens Parade Launch Event

Thurs 29 March (5.30pm - 9pm)

The Architecture Foundation’s New Windows on Willesden Green project is delighted the launch of Queens Parade – an eight-unit retail space that has lain empty for five months - will once again open for business.

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Gibbon's Rent Transformation

Add your plant to the garden

The Architecture Foundation with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council have permanently transformed a long forgotten cut-through from Magdalen Street to Bermondsey Street in London Bridge.

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Gibbon's Rent: Sponsor a Potted Plant

Get involved

Please sponsor a potted plant to the Gibbon’s Rent project and you’ll be helping to transform a forgotten piece of the London Bridge area, creating a green public space for the whole community.

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Sounding Space

Ongoing

A new series of events, installations and discussions, which investigate the intersections and relationships between architecture, space and sound.

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The John Edwards Lecture

Ongoing

The AF's headline annual dialogue and transdisciplinary meeting of minds presents leading international architects in conversation with influential figures from other disciplines.

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And the Winner Is...?

Throughout 2013

A new three-part series of critical explorations into architectural culture’s mechanisms for materialising projects and celebrating them, asking who the real winners are from the ever-growing numbers of architectural awards, competitions and festivals across the discipline.

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Mayor's Outer London Fund Projects

Find out more

The Architecture Foundation is working on a number of projects in collaboration with boroughs across London to advise on a series of public realm improvements to bring positive change to High Streets and their surrounding areas, all made possible by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.

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In Store for Sidcup

Project underway

The Architecture Foundation is working as Shop Front Consultant on the In Store for Sidcup project in LB Bexley.

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Better Barkingside

Open call for designers

Together with DK-CM, The AF is promoting an open call for designers to take part in the Better Barkingside project in the London Borough of Redbridge. 

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Ponders End Meanwhile Strategy and Pilot Project

Open Call: Submissions Due 15 July

Working closely with LB Enfield and architecture practice Karakusevic Carson, The Architecture Foundation will be developing a strategy for short, medium and long-term meanwhile activity in the Ponders End area.  

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Gibbon’s Gateways

Summer 2014

Rotterdam-based architecture office Superuse Studios has been commissioned to design new entry  structures for the Gibbon’s Rent public space.

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Emerging East: Shelters and Seating Commission for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Opens 27 - 28 July 2013

The AF worked with Create London and the London Legacy Development Corporation to competitively commission two shelters and a series of furniture to launch during the anniversary weekend of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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European Prize for Urban Public Space

Ongoing

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial competition that aims to highlight the importance of public space as a catalyst of urban life, and to recognise and foster investment by public administrations in its creation, conservation and improvement.

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Culture + Commerce: Designs for a Different City

September 2013

A three-part series of evening salons, launched in part in response to the controversy surrounding the removal of the skate park from the Southbank undercroft, and the increasing encrouchment of commerce on culture, the series asks what measures we can take to preserve the city as an affordable site for living, experimentation and cultural production. 

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Culture + Commerce: Join The Debate

@ArchFoundation / #CultureCommerce

Have your say and share your thoughts in response to a series of pressing questions facing London and contemporary metropoli today.

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